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Pep Guardiola has made it clear that he intends to leave Manchester City in two years when his contract expires.

This decision places the Spanish coach’s medium-term future away from his current club.

According to The Guardian, Guardiola has almost finalized his plan to depart in the summer of 2025, when he will complete a nine-year tenure.

In November, Guardiola signed a new contract with the Sky Blues, but even those closest to him were uncertain about it.

When Guardiola arrived at Man City in the summer of 2016, there were strong expectations that he would not extend his stay beyond the initial three-year agreement.

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Nevertheless, all indications now point to his departure after nine seasons with the club.

Before taking charge of Manchester City, Guardiola had successful stints with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

It was previously believed that after coaching in England, he would opt for a club in Italy, fulfilling his ambition of having coached in the top four leagues.

However, this recent decision to stay in Manchester for two more years suggests a change in Guardiola‘s thinking.

One possibility could be coaching a national team.

Confident that Gundogan will renew his contract

Despite his future plans, Guardiola remains optimistic about Ilkay Gundogan‘s contract renewal.

He hopes that his midfielder will sign a new one-year deal with an option for an additional year.

Negotiations between the German international and the club’s board are expected to occur later this week.

Meanwhile, the Manchester City captain, who will turn 33 in October, is considering an offer from Barcelona, who are willing to provide him with a three-year contract.

There is also interest from Saudi Arabia in the experienced midfielder, whose current deal expires this month.



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