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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City exit date revealed in fresh claims



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Manchester City will bid farewell to their legendary manager Pep Guardiola upon the expiry of his existing Etihad Stadium contract, according to new reports this week.

The 53-year-old has won everything there is to win while in charge of Manchester City over the course of the best part of a decade, sealing the club’s pursuit of a first-ever UEFA Champions League title last season.

Victory in Istanbul, Turkey not only brought Europe’s premier club competition trophy to the Etihad Stadium, but also sealed a historic Treble alongside their successes in the Premier League and FA Cup.

However, having finalised an illustrious trophy cabinet for Manchester City over the course of his eight years with the club to date, it appears as though Pep Guardiola now has his next chapter in football and his personal life in sight.

That is according to the information of Football Insider’s Pete O’Rourke, who report that Pep Guardiola ‘will leave’ Manchester City when his existing contract expires in the summer of 2025 – completing nine years in charge of the Etihad Stadium club.

The report quotes ‘well-placed sources’ who have indicated that Guardiola could take a ‘Jurgen Klopp-like break’ from top-level football management following the conclusion of his time with City.

Regardless as to whether Guardiola has made his mind up and is not open to the conversation of extending at the club, Manchester City are likely to respect the Catalan’s wishes and also allow him the time and space to make a decision without any pressure.

It remains unclear as to whether the future of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City will have any bearing on the club’s ability to recruit top-level transfer targets this summer, however those within the club will almost certainly be confident in the project they have available.

Alongside Guardiola, there is a feeling in some quarters that the exit of the legendary former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach from the Etihad Stadium could also be accompanied by a departure for director of football Txiki Begiristain.