Upon the conclusion of his current contract, Guardiola will have managed Manchester City for a total of nine seasons since taking over in 2016. Prior to that, he had coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and he had only missed one season since taking over at the Nou Camp in 2008.
In the event that Guardiola decides to leave his current position, it is anticipated that he will become a highly sought-after manager because to the impacting approach he takes to the game. On the other hand, Balague hypothesizes that by the year 2025, Guardiola might decide to opt out of the day-to-day responsibilities of club management and instead transition into a post in international management that is less onerous. This is because of his previous contacts and the fact that he has a significant influence on a number of players who are currently playing for the Three Lions.
The insights provided by Balague are in agreement with Guardiola’s earlier statements, which acknowledged Guardiola’s desire to pursue a career in international management after possibly taking a hiatus following his stay at Manchester City Athletic Club. It has been made clear that Guardiola is interested in taking charge of a national team, possibly in a World Cup, Copa America, or European Championship.
There is a possibility that the Football Association will show interest in Guardiola, despite the fact that they have a conflicting schedule. This is because Gareth Southgate is set to leave his position as England’s manager after the European Championships this summer. Furthermore, in the event that the management position in the Netherlands falls vacant, Guardiola, whose coaching philosophy was shaped by Johan Cruyff of the Netherlands during his time as a player at Barcelona, might perhaps be linked to that position.