Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that he is not thinking about his next job, in what will be a blow to the rest of the clubs in the Premier League.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach sees his contract at the Etihad Stadium expire next summer, and it has been previously reported that he could be set to wave goodbye come the end of that deal.
Any departure would certainly impact the Premier League, with Guardiola having established City at the peak of domestic football since his arrival in 2016.
He has lifted three Premier League titles – with a fourth already seeming like a formality – as well as four Carabao Cups and an FA Cup. For comparison, Chelsea have claimed the title just once in the time Guardiola has been on English shores whilst Arsenal have won the FA Cup and Spurs have been left trophyless.
To make matters worse, the Spaniard has suggested that he is currently unconcerned over his next move and hinted that discussions over an extended stay in Manchester could potentially take place.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash with Southampton, Guardiola said: “I am not thinking about the next job. The decision will be taken together with the club.
“I have a lot of confidence. They gave me everything, so I cannot betray them or do anything wrong to them. That would be not nice from my side.
“Together we took decisions to come here and to extend the contract two times and it will be the same now. It depends how they feel about me and how I feel myself in the club.”
He continued: “I am not good enough thinking far, far away about my future because my future always depends on results, that’s why I’m not concerned for any seconds.
“I feel protected and feel good and comfortable. They gave me everything, I like to work with these players still and hopefully they still like to be with us and that’s all.”
Source by Football London