Pep Guardiola could leave Manchester City at the end of his current contract, with the Spaniard hinting at becoming an international team coach.
The Catalan coach signed a two-year contract extension in November 2020 which will mean he will have been with the Premier League club for seven years, more than anywhere during his coaching career.
However, Guardiola who has always maintained that he cannot see himself staying in one job for too long, suggested he is likely to leave City at the end of his current contract, which runs out in 2023.
“The next step will be a national team, there is a possibility. International football is the next step.
“I would need a break after seven years [at City], I need to stop and look around, learn from other coaches, and I might take that road. I would like to coach in a European Championship, a Copa America, a World Cup,” Guardiola told an XP Investimentos event, as per Brazilian website Globo.
Asked about the possibility of taking charge of Brazil, he added: “They are a fantastic team. I’ve already worked with some of their players, and competed against others. A fantastic national team, Brazil is always a strong candidate or the favourite [for trophies]. Always has been and always will be.”
Guardiola, was previously in charge at Barcelona for four seasons and Bayern for three, where he won slew of titles.
Despite surrounding himself with 10 trophies at his current club, Guardiola is yet to lead City to Champions League glory, after being beaten 1-0 by Chelsea in last season’s final.
It has now been 10 years since he last won the competition, when he registered a second triumph as boss of Barcelona.
The former Barca midfielder won 47 caps for Spain but he is unlikely to manage the country because of his pride of being at Catalonian.