Pep to step down at Barcelona

Updated: April 26, 2012
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has reportedly told Barcelona that he is set to leave the club at the end of the season.

The 41 year old has claimed an incredible 13 trophies, including three La Liga titles and two Champions league titles, since taking charge in 2008.

The future of the Spaniard has been the focus of much attention in recent months and reports on Sky Sports claim that Guardiola has finally confirmed his intention to leave the club in the summer.

A joint press conference will be held by Guardiola and Barcelona president Sandro Rosell on Friday morning at 11am.

The news comes on the back of a bad week for Barcelona as first they all but lost their La Liga crown when they crashed 2-1 at home to bitter rivals Real in La Liga before they crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Chelsea midweek.

Former Barcelona star and current Roma boss Luis Enrique is the early favourite to replace Guardiola with Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Biesla and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also in the frame.

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