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Manuel Pellegrini announces the departure of Mexican icon

Manuel Pellegrini has verified that veteran midfielder Andres Guardado will depart the club after an almost seven-year tenure in Seville.

The 37-year-old, with 181 caps for Mexico, is set to join Leon in his homeland. Pellegrini, in a video posted by Julio Saucedo, mentions Guardado having an opportunity for ‘2-3 more years.’

Despite a recent disagreement, both have spoken positively, and Manuel Pellegrini acknowledges Guardado’s contributions, supporting his departure.

Manuel Pellegrini describes Guardado’s departure as a ‘very important loss,’ recognizing his impact on the squad and team unity.

Guardado served as captain for just a year after Joaquin’s retirement but will leave six months later. In his Betis tenure, he made 218 appearances, scoring 5 goals, providing 17 assists, and contributing to Betis’ 2022 Copa del Rey triumph.

Alex Lundy
Alex Lundy
A lifelong football fan, Alex loves to dabble in its history, especially FIFA World Cup. But his love for sports doesn't end at football since he loves watching NBA and Formula1 too. Reading novels and watching classic films takes the rest of his time.
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