Pep Guardiola confirms date for his Manchester City departure

Pep Guardiola has confirmed the 2022-23 season will be his last in charge of Manchester City.

The Spaniard’s current contract with the defending Premier League champions – which he extended last November – is set to expire in the summer of 2023.

Guardiola, 50, will have spent seven seasons at the Etihad come the end of his multi-million-pound deal and plans to take a break from club football.

The Catalan said: “After seven years at Man City, I think I’ll have a break. I need to stop and see, learn from other coaches, and maybe take that path.”

Guardiola hopes to return to management with a national team after his second sabbatical.

He added: “In this process, I’d like to coach a national team, a European Championship, a Copa America, a World Cup. I want this experience. A national team will be the next step, yes. It’s the next step.”