- Posted: 6:15 PM, October 7, 2011
Guardiola, who has led the team to three Spanish league titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies, said he would always shun a lucrative contract, because he needs the lack of security in order to keep him hungry.
"Every day I think that tomorrow I am leaving," he told the Catalan newspaper Sport. "When you manage something, you have to always think that tomorrow you could go."
The former Barca captain, 40, has extended his contract on an annual basis since being promoted from his coaching role with the club's B team to replace Frank Rijkaard in 2008.
"I work better if I think I have the freedom to decide my future," Guardiola said. "Being tied to a contract for a long time makes me anxious and that can make you lose your passion."
While his next deal expires in June, Guardiola is guaranteed another extension given the glittering success of his current team. But the Spaniard insisted he still had "no idea" whether his long-term future would be with the club.
"If they still want me and I feel like it, I will stay," he said. "If they don't want me, they fire me [and] I will do whatever comes up."