I’m nearing end of my coaching career – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager has moaned over the fixtures
Pep Guardiola says he will not be coaching in his 60s

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is “arriving at the end” of his career and will not be coaching at the age of 65.

The Spaniard was in charge at Barcelona and Bayern Munich before replacing Manuel Pellegrini at City last summer.

“I will be at Manchester for the next three seasons, maybe more,” Guardiola, 45, told NBC prior to his team’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

“I will not be on the bench until I am 60 or 65 years old. I feel the process of my goodbye has already started.”

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Guardiola, who gave an awkward post-match interview to BBC Sport – which you can watch at the top of this page – won 14 trophies in four years at Barcelona, including three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.

He took a year’s break before joining Bayern in 2013 and led them to three successive league titles but did not win the Champions League in his spell with the German outfit.

He added: “I am arriving at the end of my coaching career, of this I am sure.”

Guardiola’s side were reduced to 10 men after 32 minutes against Burnley after Fernandinho’s dismissal but goals from Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero gave them the lead.

Ben Mee pulled one back for the Clarets and, despite City holding on, Guardiola cut an edgy figure following the victory.

Asked about his comments to NBC at his post-match news conference, he said: “It (City) might be one of my last teams.”