Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Will Take One Year Off

Friday May 11th, 2012

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said Friday that he will take a one-year sabbatical at the end of the season and does “not have any plans, not even plans to coach again,” according to

"I will rest for a year and then we will see," he said, according to "I do not have any plans, not even plans to coach again. I will do something, but you will not be seeing me that much."

Guardiola, 41, has coached Barcelona for four seasons, compiling a 181-46-21 record. Assistant coach Tito Vilanova will replace him this summer.

"It is very hard to say if we will work together in the future," he said. "He gave everyone a lesson in bravery and courage when he decided to take over the team. I hope Tito will be here for a long time, that would be a sign that things had gone well.

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