Reports: Guardiola leaving Barcelona
Reported by: AP/UNBConnect
Reported on: Apr 27, 2012 08:01 pm
Reported in: Sports
BARCELONA, Spain, Apr 27 (AP/UNB) - Pep Guardiola will not continue as Barcelona's coach after this season, according to Spanish news reports.
Guardiola, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is scheduled to announce his decision on Friday in a news conference at 1330 local time (1130 GMT) with club president Sandro Rosell and sports director Andoni Zubizarreta.
The 41-year-old manager has led Barcelona to 13 trophies since taking over at the beginning of the 2008/09 season, including two Champions League crowns and three Spanish league titles.
During the past week, Barcelona exited the Champions League semifinals at the hands of Chelsea and suffered a home loss to Real Madrid that will likely cost it the Spanish title.