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Foden refusing to think about life at Manchester City without Guardiola

Phil Foden is refusing to consider what life will be like at Manchester City without his head coach.

Pep Guardiola of Manchester City

Manchester City star Phil Foden cannot imagine what life will be like without head coach Pep Guardiola at the club.

Guardiola and Foden won their sixth Premier League title in seven years last weekend, pipping Arsenal to top spot by two points.

It also marked the club’s fourth consecutive league triumph, a record in English football.

In the aftermath of the 3-1 win over West Ham on the final day, Guardiola said he is ready to go again for the 2024-25 campaign, but admitted it could be his last as City’s head coach.

Foden has enjoyed a prolific season under the Spaniard, scoring 19 goals in the Premier League and providing eight assists.

Guardiola has full faith in the England international to deliver in the big moments and he did with a brace against the Hammers last Sunday.

The love is shared between the two and the 23-year-old admits it will be a sad moment when his boss eventually does depart.

He said: “I’ve not known any other thing apart from him, so it’ll be strange when he does go.

“I don’t want to think too much about it. I want to enjoy the things we’re doing now with him.

“I feel like there’s other managers out there who complicate it a little bit.

“The best advice he gave me this season was just ‘don’t try and be Phil Foden in every action’, and I feel like that advice really went a long way.

“I’ve been here for a long time now working with the manager and I think now is the time for me to step up and try and be the man who’s going to score the goals.

“I knew what I was capable of doing this season, it’s so good to say that I’ve had a good season and I want to continue to play well.”

Foden capped off his stellar campaign by being named the Premier League Player of the Year.

He will have the chance to add the FA Cup to his growing collection of silverware when City face Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday.

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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.