Pep Guardiola plans to remain at Manchester City past this season – if the membership nonetheless desires him.
Hypothesis over the Spaniard’s future is mounting together with his contract at City set to run out on the finish of the 2020/21 marketing campaign.
Victor Font, the frontrunner to be the following Barcelona president, has expressed his ambition to take Guardiola again to the Spanish membership and vowed to do all he can to make sure Lionel Messi stays.
Guardiola received two Champions Leagues as Barcelona supervisor between 2008 and 2012, with Messi on the coronary heart of their success, after an excellent profession as a participant at Camp Nou.
The City supervisor is within the remaining 12 months of his contract on the Etihad Stadium and hypothesis over his future is more likely to enhance because the season goes on.
However when requested in regards to the Barca hyperlinks, Guardiola stated at a press convention forward of Saturday’s journey to Sheffield United: “I’m extremely pleased right here.
“I’m delighted to be in Manchester and I hope I can do a superb job this season to remain longer.”
Till he indicators a brand new contract, nevertheless, the speak over Guardiola’s future is unlikely to go away.
Talking to talkSPORT earlier this week, former City midfielder Dietmar Hamann claimed the workforce had ‘peaked’ underneath Guardiola and it was time for him to maneuver on after 5 years on the membership.
“I feel a supervisor like Guardiola can’t be at a membership for greater than 4 or 5 years,” stated Hamann.
“He’s achieved that at Man City and should you see the gamers they convey in, there is no such thing as a continuity and I don’t see them enhancing sufficient with the cash they’ve spent.
“I feel they’ve peaked underneath Guardiola, I don’t see them successful the Premier League or the Champions League within the subsequent few years.”
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