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Guardiola drops exit bombshell after winning fourth successive Premier League title

Pep Guardiola has openly admitted that he might leave Manchester City at the end of his contract in 2025. 

The Spanish boss led his side to a historic fourth Premier League title in a row after beating West Ham United 3-1 in their final game of the season. 

Their title defence looked in danger at the start of December when they were winless in four successive matches.

But they put together an excellent run in 2024 to pip Arsenal to the league crown by two points. 

However, Guardiola admitted he might leave City when his contract expires in 2025 just moments after winning the title. 

“The reality is I am closer to leaving than staying [after next season],” he said (per the Guardian).

“We have talked with the club – my feeling is that I want to stay now. I will stay next season and during the season we will talk. But eight or nine years – we will see.

“What I want for my players is to enjoy two or three days [of this title success] and then we have two days to prepare for the final.

“But right now, I don’t know what exactly the moti­vation is to do it [next season] because it’s difficult to find it when everything is done.

“But knowing the players and myself I know that when we are there we will say why should we not win today?

“Why should we not work as much as possible to do what we have to do? And I know we are going to do it [work].”

Guardiola is undoubtedly one of the greatest managers of all time.

The 53-year-old’s brand of football was successful in Spain and Germany, but many people doubted his style would be as effective in England when he joined Manchester City in 2016. 

However, Guardiola’s tactics have also worked wonders in the Premier League – a point evidenced by six titles in eight seasons. 

He also guided them to victory in the Champions League last season, beating Inter Milan in the final in Turkey.

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