Pep Guardiola next season will not be the coach of Barcelona, according to Sky Sports. Guardiola will disclose his decision at a press conference together with the Catalan club president Sandro Rosell.
About outgoing coach who in four seasons with Barcelona won two Champions League, is known for months, but the loss of league titles and dropping from the Champions League by Chelsea accelerated his departure. Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes that Guardiola will get a next job in the English Premier league..
“Pep needs to go to another club in another country. In England he never played even though he was close to joining Wigan, and clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham asked for him. If he as a player has not prove himself in England, then he wants to do that as a coach, “said Balague, who predicts the departure of some Barcelona players as well.
“All Barca players were allied with him, have become better players they could go after him to England.”
“Four coaches are mentioned and they are all the dear to President Rosell and director Andoni Zubizarreta. New coach of Barcelona may be found between Bilse Marcel, Andre Villas-Boas, Laurent Blanc and Ernesto Valverde,” said Balague for Sky Sports.
“In the next few days we will decide if I stay or not,” he told reporters after Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals, which eliminated the Catalans from the competition 3-2 on aggregate.
“I will speak with my assistant [Tito Vilanova] and president Sandro Rosell and then we will decide what is best for the club.
“We will talk about everything, about the club’s situation, and we will make a decision because evidently now is the time.”