REPORT: Pep Guardiola Close to Manchester City Extension

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According to the Sunday Telegraph, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is moving closer to signing a contract extension at the club.

The Spaniard’s existing deal runs out at the end of the season. Despite this, Guardiola recently insisted that talks over a new contract had not started. However, people close to the manager expect him to extend his contract before the end of the season.

After securing the league title in 2018, he signed a new three-year extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Pep Guardiola Closer to Manchester City Extension

Longest Spell as Manager for Pep Guardiola

His spell at Manchester City is currently his longest spell at one club. He previously spent four years at Barcelona and three years at Bayern Munich.

He has been successful at all three of these clubs, having won three league titles and two Champions League’s with the Spanish club, before going onto win three league titles with Bayern Munich and two league titles with City.

Manchester City Chairman’s Comments

Ahead of this season, the Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak had his take on the contract situation.

After calling talks about a new contract as a “comfortable conversation”, the chairman went onto say: “Pep and I have a very clear understanding about what is right for the club and what is not.

“We have a clear alignment in terms of where we see the future and what we want in terms of success for the club.”

Guardiola Distancing Himself From Barcelona Job

Following the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu as president of Barcelona, presidential candidate Victor Font has publicly spoken about wanting Guardiola, as well as Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol to return to the club.

However, the former Barca manager was quick to downplay this. He said: “As manager of Barcelona my time is over. I lived my period there.

Ronald Koeman is there, I respect him. He is an incredible friend of mine. It belongs for other people.”

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