Pep Guardiola says that he will not sign a long-term contract at Barcelona to ensure he keeps his passion and motivation.
Guardiola has signed a series of one-year contract extensions since he was promoted from Barcelona’s B team in June 2008 to replace Dutchman Frank Rijkaard in charge of the senior team and his current contract expires in June 2012.
“Listen, every day I think that tomorrow I am leaving. When you manage something, you have to always think that tomorrow you could go,” he said in an interview in Catalan sports daily Sport. “I work better if I think I have the freedom to decide my future. There is a risk that you lose your passion for what you do when you sign a long-term contract. It is all about passion.”
“I have no idea. If they still want me and I feel like it, I will stay. If they don’t want me, they fire me, I will do whatever comes up. In my profession you have to make decisions depending on what is happening. There will be a day when I no longer feel like being with my players, just as they will not feel like being with me, and at that moment I will have to go find others to make those plans for the future.”