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Guardiola confirms he's quitting Barca


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Guardiola confirms he's quitting Barca

It’s the end of the Pep Guardiola era at Barcelona football club.

The inspirational manager, the most successful in the Catalan club’s history, had long-signalled this might be his final year. Now he says he’s exhausted and needs to take a break from football, and will not be renewing his rolling one-year contract.

Winning 13 trophies in just four seasons, Guardiola is credited with meshing the team into the most feared club football formation in the world; many say the greatest club side of all time.

But this year the balance of power in Spain appears to have shifted to arch-rivals Real Madrid, near-certs to end Barca’s hold on the title this season.

Recently on Italian radio Guardiola made an off-mic comment that found its way home in which he said the Barca job was so high pressure it could only be done for three or four years.

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