Guardiola wants to quit Barcelona

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Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly told the club of his intention to leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season.

The 41-year-old currently works on a one-year rolling contract and, over the past few months, has failed to give a clear indication that will extend his deal beyond its current terms.

Following Barca's defeat to Chelsea over two legs of the Champions League semi-final, Guardiola said he would review his position with the club's president Sandro Rosell as soon as possible.

According to Sky Sports News, despite Rosell's best attempts to retain the services of his manager, Guardiola explained that he wants to leave in the summer. Barcelona will reportedly hold a press conference on Friday in order to clarify their position.

Guardiola has been linked with the Chelsea job ever since the departure of Andre Villas-Boas in early March but, it his claimed, the Spaniard intends to take a sabbatical rather than leave Barca for another post.

The former Barcelona midfielder has enjoyed an unprecedented period of success during almost four years as the club's manager, winning 13 honours, including two triumphs in the Champions League.

However, this season saw Barca concede the Liga title to Real Madrid for the first time since 2008, while Chelsea denied them the chance of defending their European crown.

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