Pep Guardiola signals intent to sign new Man City contract: ‘I would love to stay longer’

Guardiola hints at new Man City contract

Pep Guardiola has been Manchester City boss since 2016.

During his stint in Manchester, the Spaniard has transformed the Sky Blues into one of the most feared sides in English football.

Under Pep, City have won a plethora of trophies, including two Premier League titles.

The Citizens have also set a number of records under Guardiola’s guidance, including becoming the first male side to win the English domestic treble.

Man City’s 2017/18 campaign, meanwhile, saw them set a new Premier League points record.

Despite all of his success, though, Guardiola’s long-term future at the Etihad is currently up in the air. The former Barcelona man has now entered the final year of his contract.

His stint in Manchester actually represents the longest that he has ever spent as manager of one club.

But, if the 49-year-old’s latest comments are anything to go by, then Guardiola nevertheless appears keen to extend his stay in England:

“I would love to stay longer here.

“It is a place I like to be but I have to deserve [a new contract]. This club achieved standards in the last decade but we have to extend that.

“We have [every] three days a game so we don’t have much time to think about it. I see every day Txiki [Begiristain, the City director of football] and Ferran [Soriano, the chief executive] and I speak every week with [chairman] Khaldoon [al-Mubarak]. When it is going to happen, it is going to happen. It will not be a problem for the club.

“I would not be here if I didn’t feel the fire or desire to play good. Still I have passion to do it and maybe more than ever. I want more than ever to build the team.”

Quotes via the Telegraph.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 16: Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City speaks to the media during the press conference at Manchester City Football Academy on August 16, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Wolves vs Man City

Guardiola’s next outing as City boss will see the Manchester giants make the trip to Wolves.

Monday’s tie at Molineux marks the Citizens’ first of the season, following the club’s extended summer break.

Wolves, on the other hand, have already seen off Sheffield United to kick-off their Premier League season.

You can find out how to watch Monday’s Molineux matchup here.

See also: Wolves vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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