Pep Guardiola has not completely closed the door on managing a club next season, but the outgoing Barcelona coach reiterated his need to take a break.
The former Spain international announced last month that he would be taking a 12-month sabbatical from football following four trophy-laden years in charge at Camp Nou. ince confirming his intention to step down as Barca coach, Guardiola has been linked with several other positions, including the hot-seat at newly-crowned European champions Chelsea and the Liverpool vacancy.
Guardiola’s intention for a lengthy break appeared to end any prospect of the Chelsea luring him to Stamford Bridge, but the 41-year-old suggested he could be ‘seduced’ by any interested clubs.
Pep Guardiola: I’m going to rest
“I will be pleased to receive their calls, of course, but for the next months I have to charge my batteries, charge my mind,” said Guardiola at a press conference.
“I’m going to rest and then I will wait and, when I will be ready, if one club wants me, if they seduce me, I will train again.