- Guardiola says there is no time to think about renewing his contract at Manchester City
- The Spaniard, who became Manchester City manager in 2016, has his contract expiring in 2023
- He reportedly wants to wind down his deal at the Etihad before making a decision on his future
Pep Guardiola has disclosed that he has no intentions of renewing his contract at Manchester City until his current deal is up.
As reported by Manchester Evening news, the Spaniard is in no rush to renew his deal at Manchester City as he closes in on a fourth Premier League title in five years with the club.
Already, Manchester City is Guardiola’s longest project as a manager, as he is heading into six years since he signed his first deal at the club.
The future is looking bright for the Etihad club, who recently announced they had reached an agreement with talented striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
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"If I extend the contract, it will be at the end of the next season. Before that is not going to happen. It is many years and I have to see how the team and ourselves are together. Knowing and saying I would stay for 10 more years but we have to take time for that. Guardiola said as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
"It is not the time for that in this season or during the next season."
Recently, the likes of Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp signed contract extensions with Arsenal and Liverpool respectively, cementing the status of the Premier League being home to some of the world’s great tacticians.
But because Guardiola has chosen to keep his options open, there is the slight chance that he could walk away from the Manchester City project once his current contract runs out in 2023.
Man City unveil giant statue in honor of Aguero
In other news, Manchester City have unveiled giant and adorable statue of former player Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine was immortalized by the statue just outside the Etihad Stadium on the 10th anniversary of his iconic goal against QPR which helped Manchester City win their first ever Premier League title.
Sergio Aguero won five Premier League titles at Manchester City before he moved to Spanish giants Barcelona when the ongoing season was about to start.
Source: Sports Brief News