Pep Guardiola “is fully committed to honoring the Manchester City contract until 2021” despite links to the summer’s departure
- It is said that Pep Guardiola is considering leaving Man City in the summer
- But sources close to the Spaniard believe he will keep his deal until 2021
- The former boss of Barcelona is thought to give priority to a cup win this season
Pep Guardiola does not intend to leave Etihad this summer and plans to respect his contract with Manchester City until it expires in 2021, according to reports.
It is said that the former Barcelona coach is considering his future in the club, with reports that the Spaniard is watching a return to his native Spain, but the Telegraph claim that Guardiola will remain seated for the time being.
Sources near the two-time Champions League winner say there is “no chance” that he will end up at City at the end of the season and want to stay with the Sky Blues after a successful three and a half years with the club.
Pep Guardiola has insisted that he will honor his deal with Manchester City until 2021, sources claim
The report claims that Guardiola is open to the idea of signing a new deal with the club and is planning for the future, but is waiting to see if the players and the hierarchy have the same confidence in his leadership.
He has accepted that there is no chance to catch Liverpool in the title race, the report adds, but aims to help the team finish as high as possible and win the cups they are still in – including the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and the elusive Champions League.
City has never won the biggest prize in Europe and Guardiola has not reclaimed it from any of the two teams he has captured since he left Barcelona in 2012.
He reached the semi-final with Bayern Munich, but could not match the performance of his predecessor Jupp Heynckes by winning the main prize.
Man City has enabled Liverpool to gain a comfortable lead at the top of the competition
The 48-year-old will give priority to cup competitions and win the first Champions League of City
Guardiola will get another chance to win the famous City trophy this season, but they face a tough task of making their way to the final in St Petersburg.
They will encounter Real Madrid in the last 16, where the men from Zinedine Zidane will certainly deliver a rigorous test.
The 48-year-old has won seven trophies since he arrived in Manchester in 2016 and won back-to-back Premier League trophies to strengthen City’s place in the English top flight.
The title-winning 2017-18 campaign also saw City break the division’s point-total record, reaching 100 points in a memorable season, and they almost matched that total in the last campaign when they reached 98.