Guardiola’s National Team Ambition Post-City

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Spanish coach Pep Guardiola has expressed his desire for a new challenge and has confirmed that he wants to manage a national team immediately after his time in the Premier League comes to an end.

Pep Guardiola is recognised as one of the architects of Manchester City‘s formidable squad, guiding them to five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA World Cup.

Guardiola has a contract with the Citizens until the summer of 2025, but has recently expressed that an extension is possible as he still has the passion to continue making history with the club.

The 53-year-old has made it known that he would like a change of scenery and has been linked with Spain and England at one point.

The Man City boss told ESPN Brasil: “A national team. I would like to train a national team for a World Cup or a European Championship. I would like that.”

Guardiola continued: “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.

“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.”

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