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Pep Guardiola is considered as one of the greatest managers of all time, and he holds a number of records in the La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League. He is considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time. Guardiola‘s obsessive preparation, and fixation on what his opponents might do has been one of his hallmarks as a manager.
The big question about Manchester City and Guardiola’s association with the club has been doing the rounds in the football world, and the matter has been the burning question on everyone’s mind as to what his next course of action will be going forward for the Spaniard. The contract with the club for the man at the helm of Manchester City is due to end this summer, but there have been no talks of a renewal or extension, and the possibility of his leaving the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season looks very much likely.
When the question was quipped to Guardiola on whether this could be his last year for the club, he remained mum on the issue and did not give much of a hint on the same.
“I wouldn’t change my life here one second,” renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano quoted Guardiola. “It’s seven seasons already. We spoke with the club. Middle of the season, end of the season, we will talk again about how we feel and decide what’s best for the club.”
“I said many times that, if they want it, I’d like to stay longer, but at the same time I have to be sure.”
Pep Guardiola on his future: "If I stay at Man City, it's perfect. If I don't stay at Man City, the club will be perfect too", tells Sky Sports. 🔵 #MCFC
"I know how strong they are and how good the decisions are that they take". pic.twitter.com/wk8H0S4Kd9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 1, 2022
Premier League games have been suspended between November 13 and December 26 to accommodate the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, so there will be some time to conclude negotiations and sign the contract.
Guardiola does not want to stay as a manager forever, but he is looking at other avenues. It’s likely he would take some time off after City to spend time with his family and take a bit of a break but after that. He also has not ruled out the idea of taking charge of a national team at a major tournament. Manchester City board, however, will be hoping that he still has the motivation to extend his stay for at least another couple of years.