Pep Guardiola rules out future plans after Man City & is quizzed on contract talks

Pep Gurdiola explained why his time at Manchester City will be so unique in his career.

Pep Guardiola has said it is unlikely he will ever manage another club for as long a period as he has spent at Manchester City.

The Catalan is currently in his seventh season at the Etihad, in comparison to the four years he had at Barcelona and three with Bayern Munich. Guardiola has made no secret of the fact he will leave City in the not-so-distant future, and recently said he cannot envisage having a long stint at a club like Sir Alex Ferguson had at Manchester United.

Speaking on Friday ahead of City’s Premier League clash with Brentford, the 51-year-old was asked if he would ever spend seven years elsewhere: “No, I don’t think so. It is difficult to find what I have here as a manager,” Guardiola responded.

“To be a manager for a long time you need to be so supported, the results help a lot, that is undeniable. In this world they sack you, they fire you, we know that.

“But part of that is at big clubs the part of the success of the manager is the chairman, sporting director especially and all the people here. It goes to the media, fans and players, there is stability. This is why I think only in few clubs this can happen.”

Guardiola’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and with the City boss travelling to Abu Dhabi over the World Cup, there’s a good chance he will discuss extending his current deal with the club’s owners during that period.

However, it wasn’t something Guardiola wanted to discuss on Friday. “I said many times, I don’t talk about that,” he said. “Everything is under control, it’s perfect, the decision will be made together with the club the moment it has to be made.”