“I’m Closer to Leaving Than Staying”: Guardiola Discloses Future Plans After Winning Premier League

“I’m Closer to Leaving Than Staying”: Guardiola Discloses Future Plans After Winning Premier League

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 19, 2024 at 7:45 PM
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  • Pep Guardiola has disclosed his future at Man City after winning the Premier League
  • The former FC Barcelona trainer's contract with the Citizens expires next summer
  • He has now won 15 trophies in eight seasons as City manager, including six EPL titles

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Pep Guardiola has shed light on his future following Manchester City's remarkable achievement of securing a historic fourth consecutive Premier League title on Sunday, May 19.

The Spanish tactician, whose current contract with the Citizens is set to expire in June 2025, etched his name in the annals of football history as the first coach to clinch the English top-flight title four times in succession.

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Pep Guardiola celebrates after guiding Manchester City to a historic fourth Premier League title in a row. Photo by Naomi Baker.
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In their quest for this remarkable feat, Guardiola's City needed only a victory on the final matchday against West Ham, a task they accomplished with aplomb by taking the lead within two minutes of kickoff.

Phil Foden, recently honoured as the Premier League Player of the Season, showcased his prowess by breaking the deadlock in trademark style before adding a second goal to firmly place City in control.

Although Mohammed Kudus momentarily raised hopes for West Ham with a spectacular acrobatic goal just before halftime, Rodri's strike swiftly extinguished any aspirations of an upset, restoring City's two-goal advantage.

As reported by the BBC, the Sky Blues have now claimed six of the last seven Premier League titles, a testament to their dominance in English football.

Guardiola reveals his future at City

In the wake of this historic accomplishment, the 53-year-old manager has once again addressed speculation surrounding his future at the club.

“The reality is, I’m closer to leaving than staying,” he said, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.

Offering reassurance, Pep indicated his intention to stay at the Etihad for the upcoming season, although what follows beyond that remains unclear.

“We have talked with the club, and my feeling is that I want to stay now. I will stay next season”.
“But during the season we will talk, we will see.”

5 reasons behind City's EPL success

Manchester City's jubilant celebration of their unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title highlights their undeniable supremacy in English football.

However, their historic triumph was not without pivotal factors. Sports Brief highlighted five key reasons behind City's success, marking their sixth English title in seven seasons.

One standout moment was Stefan Ortega's decisive save against Son Heung-min in the penultimate game, a pivotal contribution that helped the Citizens edge past Arsenal to claim the championship.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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