Nou Camp boss set leave Catalan club.
Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola ‘on brink of leaving club’
Pep Guardiola is understood to be on the brink of ending his tenure as manager of Barcelona after telling the club he cannot carry on.
The 41-year-old Catalan will announce his intentions at a press conference at the Nou Camp on Friday afternoon.
And barring a last-minute change of heart, Guardiola is expected to confirm his departure from the club he has led to two Champions League titles.
The Barcelona manager has arranged to meet his players on Friday morning.
It is thought Guardiola will take a year-long break from football should he leave his post.
Guardiola spent three hours with Barcelona president Sandro Rossell on Thursday morning.
During the talks, which took place at Rossell’s private home in the city, Guardiola is understood to have expressed his belief that he could “not go on.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This would be shocking news but not 100% surprising given that the Barcelona boss has been on rolling one year contracts since he took over at the Nou Camp in 2008.
Having presided over a period of immense success Guardiola is set to lose his La Liga crown to arch rivals Real Madrid and having been knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea it seems that tasting a downturn in fortunes does not sit well with the 42 year old.
If Pep does leave who will take his place?
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