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Guardiola plans to join New York City FC after leaving Man City

Thu 02 December 2021 | 20:21

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has announced that he would not manage another Premier League team after leaving Etihad.

"I think I will always be at Man City. If I had to come back, I would come back to Man City, if they want me,"

he said.

"I don't think I am going to train another club in England. I'm a part of this club."

According to reports, the former

Bayern Munich

and

Barcelona

coach will eventually move to New York and join the sister club

New York City FC

in MLS.

Guardiola

previously spent a year on sabbatical in New York after leaving Barcelona in 2012, before joining Bayern Munich.

“I’ve spent a lot of time in New York City during my career. It’s a city I love deeply and over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand New Yorkers’ passion for football,"

said Guardiola

.

"Young people want to play and need a place to play. The fact that there are now 50 new football pitches throughout New York City because of NYCFC and our group is amazing and will make a big difference in the lives of young people.

"I have said it for many years, I believe there is an incredibly bright future for football in the U.S. and amazing projects like this one will play a part in helping to produce the next generation of young American talent.

"All over the world, I’ve seen how football can change lives; it brings people together like no other sport – and I’m very proud that our Group has played a part in using our sport to bring people together and give young people more places to play the game we love here in Manchester and around the world.”

Guardiola's current contract runs until 2023, with an extension signed in late 2020. The Spaniard plans to depart Europe at this time to take up a position with NYCFC, who are presently led by former

Celtic

manager Ronny Deila.

“After seven years on this team, I think I’m going to have a stop. I’m going to have to take a break, see what we’ve done,"

Guardiola

said earlier this year, referring to his contract expiry in 2023

.


source: SportMob

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