Pep Guardiola to leave Barcelona – reports

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BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Pep Guardiola will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, reports on Thursday evening are claiming.

The highly rated manager’s future with the Spanish giants had been in doubt from the beginning of the season after he revealed that he was looking to step away from management for a while.

And following Barcelona’s 2-1 defeat in El Clasico to Real Madrid and the shocking exit from the Champions League at the hands of Chelsea earlier this week, the Spanish coach future with the club, as expected became the high point in the media.

It is believed that a press conference to confirm Guardiola’s exit is scheduled for Friday.

Barcelona are currently second in the Spanish La Liga and look to set to finish in that position behind arch rivals Real Madrid, which opened up a seven point gap on the champions when they beat them last weekend.