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Guardiola to leave Manchester City when contract expires.

Pep Guardiola has announced his intention to leave Manchester City and explore opportunities at international level when his contract expires at the conclusion of next season.

Guardiola is currently in the penultimate year of his deal at the Etihad Stadium, where he has been around charge since July 2016.

After replacing Manuel Pellegrini at the helm, the former Barcelona boss has won three Premier League titles, four EFL Cups and the FA Cup during his tenure with the Citizens.

The 50-year-old revealed he doesn't plan to increase his stick with the club, and he is targeting the opportunity with a national side.

"After seven years only at that team, I think I'm going to have to prevent," he explained at an XP Investimentos event.

"I'm going to have to take a break, see what we've done, and review inspirations. 

"And in the act, I wish to coach a national team – South American, European, playing a Copa America; I wish to have that experience."

However, Guardiola talked down his odds of succeeding Tite as head coach of Brazil.

The City boss feels the present crop of Brazilian stars are unfairly compared to their predecessors of yesteryear, but he insists they'll be one of the favourites at next year's World Cup in Qatar.

"Current teams will always lose to history," he added. "In the event that you compare this Brazil with Pele's, with the [World] champions of 1994, the present one will always lose. 

"But if you ask me what I think of Tite's team: fantastic. Some are my players, others are rivals' players, but they're fantastic.

"In the event that you compare them to yesteryear, teams from yesteryear always win simply because they don't play anymore. But Brazil are always a favourite – in the Copa America, in the World Cup – always have been and always will undoubtedly be; it's part of their culture.

"I think the coach of the Brazilian national team can be Brazilian; I don't visit a foreigner at teams like Brazil."

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