Pep Guardiola has not ruled out the possibility of staying at Manchester City for a full decade, as his second season at the Etihad Stadium draws to a close.
The Catalan’s first season was disappointing by his high standards, as he implemented his style and gradually retooled the squad for his style, but his second campaign in charge has seen City’s football rise to a level previously unseen. The Blues are coasting to the Premier League title, have won the Carabao Cup, and are in the Champions League quarter-finals.
And in an interview with DirecTV Sport in South America and reported by the Sunday Mirror, Pep has suggested he could be open to a very long stay in Manchester.
“I have discovered that Manchester City is a much bigger club that people outside think it is. It does not have a history behind it at the level of titles – but it does have the desire to become winners.
“I do not rule out continuing to lead in 10 years. It will depend how I feel and if they want me.
“It also depends on my family. I am not alone. I cannot live without my family. I will not go somewhere alone.”
Guardiola is expected to renew his contract at the end of the season, with his current deal due to expire in 2019. His new contract could run until 2021, which would guarantee at least three more seasons of the esteemed tactician at the Etihad.
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