EPL: Guardiola Set To Leave Manchester City

By Chimezie Nebolisa
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Pep Guardiola is expected to depart Premier League champions Manchester City next summer.

Guardiola, who joined the club eight years ago, has 12 months left on a contract that sources believe will be his last at the Etihad Stadium.

City will give Guardiola space to make a final decision on his future – and want him to extend his stay after 15 major trophies, including delivering a first Champions League.

But the club’s hierarchy fear that Guardiola’s ninth year will represent the end. While City stress that there has been no formal indication either way from the 52-year-old, the club have openly discussed the prospect of an impending departure over recent months.

The news will act as a fillip for City’s rivals, who have watched Guardiola mastermind six Premier League titles in seven years and become the first to win four in a row.