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Pep Guardiola reveals his next job after leaving Manchester City



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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed where his next job lies in football when his time at the Etihad Stadium inevitably comes to an end.

While City fans will not even want to think about life after their legendary Catalan coach leaving the football club, that time is moving closer, and Jurgen Klopp’s shock exit from Liverpool has given a feeling as to what that time may be like.

Now, Guardiola himself has offered an insight into what his life could look like after Manchester City and a period with the Premier League giants that has seen him win everything possible, capped off by last season’s Treble success.

In a single three-week period, Manchester City won the Premier League ahead of Arsenal, the FA Cup ahead of bitter rivals Manchester United, and defeated Inter in a showpiece UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul, Turkey.

Those honours were then followed up by further international success for the reigning champions, as they claimed the UEFA Super Cup in Athens before claiming the FIFA Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia in December.

Now, speaking to ESPN Brasil this week, as translated and relayed by ESPN, Pep Guardiola has revealed his desire to compete for honours at international level, with an even clearer aim to compete for a FIFA World Cup trophy with one country.

“A national team,” Guardiola responded when asked what is left for him to achieve in the game following a stellar career at club level. “I would like to train a national team for a World Cup or a European Championship. I would like that.”

But Pep Guardiola refused to reveal a preference as to which country he would like to take charge of in future, “I don’t know who would want me! To work for a national team they have to want you, just like a club.”

“When I started in this I never thought about winning a league title or winning the Champions League. No. I thought, I have a job? OK,” Guardiola continued. “I would like to have the experience of living through a World Cup, or a Euro or a Copa América, or whatever it is.

“I would like that. I don’t know when that would be, if that is five, 10, 15 years from now but I would like to have the experience of being a manager in a World Cup.”

For now, Manchester City will almost certainly have one eye on persuading Pep Guardiola to extend his stay with the club even further, especially given the landmark of a decade in charge of the club is just two seasons away.