I'll rest for a year: Pep Guardiola

May 12, 2012, 07:57 IST | Goal.com

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he will take a one-year sabbatical at the end of the season.

The 41-year-old announced last month that he will leave Barca in June after four successful years in charge of the club because of the exhausting nature of the job.  “I will rest for a year and then we will see,” Guardiola told reporters at a press conference on the eve of his last Spanish League match away at Betis tonight.

Barcelona are assured of finishing second behind Real Madrid “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 then heaped praise on assistant coach Tito Vilanova, who will replace him at the helm of the Blaugrana in the summer.  Pep said: “Tito 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.”

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