Marca says Guardiola has been discussing his future with his inner circle following their Champions League triumph.
The coach is coming to the belief that he needs a year off.
Guardiola plans to see out next season with Barca - when his contract expires - and take a year off from the game.
Then, in 2013, he intends to accept a massive offer from Qatar to take charge of their national team. Guardiola played two years in Qatar with Al-Ahli.
The offer on the table from the Asian nation is a staggering €36 MILLION A YEAR.