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Pep Guardiola in no rush to return, says agent

The former Barcelona manager has been adamant in his desire to see out a one-year sabbatical from the game as continues his stay in New York with his family.

Former Barcelona soccer coach Pep Guardiola.
Former Barcelona soccer coach Pep Guardiola.
Image: Alexandre Meneghini/AP/Press Association Images

PEP GUARDIOLA WILL not decide on his future until the New Year, according to the former Barcelona manager’s agent.

The 41-year-old has been linked with a number of high-profile positions since opting to end his four-year spell in charge of the Catalan club in the summer – namely Chelsea in July and November before and after the hiring and firing of Roberto Di Matteo.

But Guardiola has been adamant in his desire to see out a one-year sabbatical from the game as continues his stay in New York with his family.

And the former Spain international’s representative, Josep Maria Orobitg, has not ruled out an extension to that break.

“I was with him 15 days ago and he told me that before January or February he won’t decide which club he will coach or if he will be sitting on any bench next season,” Orobitg told Brazilian sports newspaper Lance. ”It doesn’t matter what happens, before that time he will not take any decision with any club or national team.

“He alone will decide his future because he has a lot of personality. Right now he is with his family, resting, reading, watching football. In January he’ll start thinking about which team he will coach next season.”

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