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Guardiola ready to go again after Manchester City make history

Pep Guardiola says he will be staying at Manchester City next season.

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will try and win his fifth consecutive Premier League title next season after revealing he is staying at the club.

The Spaniard made more history as a manager by guiding his team to a fourth crown in a row for the first time in the top flight’s history.

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It was a fairly routine final day compared to previous years, with City beating West Ham 3-1 at the Etihad and cancelling out Arsenal’s late winner against Everton.

The day ended with Guardiola lifting the famous trophy for the sixth time and the good news keeps coming for fans as he admitted afterwards that he will still be in Manchester for 2024-25.

He said: “The reality is I am closer to leaving than staying.

“We have talked with the club – my feeling is that I want to stay now.

“I will stay next season and during the season we will talk. But eight or nine years – we will see.”

It may come as a bit of a worry that Guardiola is thinking about when he will leave but there is no need to look too far ahead.

There is certainly going to be more silverware coming to the loyal Citizens and it was fitting that their head coach decided to share his secret to success at the top level.

He added: “I don’t know! Work a lot. I respect them a lot. Be humble, incredible work ethic.

“One game, one game, one game – you can’t think in November that you’re going to win it.

“Evolving it is not. The sport director gives me these players and I think OK what is the best position for them?

“We can’t play a false nine with [Erling] Haaland, we adapt the skills to the players. Not because I have an idea and every player had to do it. We adapt to the players.

“We were without [Erling] Haaland for many months, Julian [Alvarez] did an amazing job and Phil [Foden] has this talent.

“On the big stage, in the big moment he did. Amazing players but with Phil we have an extra thing.”

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.