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Guardiola: I don't know yet

2012-02-18 20:11

Madrid - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said on Saturday that he is still to decide whether or not to renew his contract with the European champions when it expires at the end of the season.

"I don't know yet," he said during a press conference ahead of Barca's league game at home to Valencia on Sunday.

"If the club needs a response straight away, I'd have to decide because the club is the most important thing. But they haven't given me a deadline for the time being."

At the Barca helm since 2008, Guardiola signed a one-year contract extension in February 2011 that extended his commitment to the club until the end of the current campaign.

Asked why it was taking him so long to decide, Guardiola replied: "I have to feel it. It's as simple as that."

Despite having fallen 10 behinds Real Madrid in La Liga, the Catalan giants remain on course to defend their Champions League title and will face Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Spanish Cup at the end of May.

Guardiola has led Barca to 13 major honours during his time in charge at Camp Nou, including three La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns.

AFP