Guardiola ‘Agrees’ Staying At Man City Longer Than 5 Years

Guardiola Staying Man City 5 Years

Pep Guardiola has said he’s open to staying at Manchester City past his current deal.

The 48-year-old’s current deal, which runs out in 2021, will take him into a fifth season at the club.

But the City manager insisted he is happy at Etihad and it’s not out of the question that he could stay longer.

“It depends on results, after five years, we’ll see what happens. I’m open to it, yes. I’m so comfortable here,” he said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

Guardiola left Barca after saying he was exhausted and took a year’s sabbatical to recharge his batteries.

But he says that experience at Camp Nou will not have a bearing on whether he stays longer at the Etihad.

“I’m older and I have already [managed in] three incredible leagues,” he added.

“It’s different, now I’m more experienced, maybe with the experience I have now I would stay.”

Should Guardiola quit at the end of his current contract, first-team coach Mikel Arteta is a possible replacement for his job.

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Guardiola stated he would not stand in Arteta’s way if he fancied the position.

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