Pep Guardiola has made it known to the Man City hierarchy that he intends to leave when his contract expires in 2023.

The 50-year-old Spaniard, who joined City in 2016 and has won three Premier League titles, feels he will need a rest after seven years in charge.

“Next step will be a national team, if there is a possibility. A national team is the next step,’ he said at an XP Investimentos event, as reported by ESPN on Wednesday.

“After seven years on this team, I think I’m going to have a stop. I’m going to have to take a break, see what we’ve done.

“And in the process, I would like to train a South American [team], European, playing a Copa America, I want to have that experience.”

According to Pep, his next ambition is to take charge of a national team.