Pep Guardiola is likely to leave Manchester City when his contract expires in 2023, as he wants to take a break before venturing into international football.

Guardiola signed an extension with City in November 2020 and indicated at the time that it will likely be his last with the club.

"The next step will be a national team, if there is a possibility," Guardiola said in an online forum for Brazilian company XP Investimentos.

"After seven years at this club, I think I'm going to have a break. I will need to rest after being somewhere so many years and also stop to evaluate what we've done and to try to learn from other coaches.

"If, during this process of stopping, there is a chance to coach a national team, then I think I'd like that. I'd like to coach at a European Championship or Copa America or World Cup. I'd like to experience that."

Guardiola didn't indicate whether he would only want to manage Spain or if he would consider another national team.

Current Spain coach Luis Enrique on Thursday said he felt Guardiola would be perfect for the job.

"I don't think Spain could have a better national team coach than Guardiola. It would be perfect," Luis Enrique told reporters. "I would love to see him as [national team] coach."