Pep Guardiola has dropped a massive hint that he could stay at the club beyond this season. The Spaniard has a contract that expires at the end of the season.
It is rare to see top clubs keep a manager at the club for many years. The life span of the managers is dependent on the success achieved by the club. Top clubs have different parameters for measuring success. It could be winning the Champions League or the Championship. The parameters differ.
At Manchester City, they seem to have a different view of success. The Etihad club has outspent most clubs in Europe, and while they have been successful domestically, they have failed to cut it in Europe. The Champions League is the Holy Grail for most clubs, especially Real Madrid, which hardly stomachs a manager staying long without making a splash in the tournament.
Pep Guardiola has been at Manchester City since 2016, winning the Premier League four times. The Spaniard has, however, failed spectacularly in the Champions League. Given the investment in the team, he should have won it at least once. Despite question marks over his future at the Etihad, the Spaniard seems keen to remain at Man City.
Guardiola could remain at Man City
There is perhaps no football club in Europe whose managerial position is as secure as Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has been at the club since 2016, and while he should receive praise for dominating the league, his tactical acumen in Europe should be scrutinised. The Spaniard has almost unlimited financial backing, and the expectations are he should win the Champions League for Man City.
The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract at the Etihad. Despite questioning his future at the club, the former Barcelona manager could be willing to extend his stay at Manchester City.
Guardiola dropped a massive hint on his future recently. He stated he is ready to commit his future to the Citizens.
Guardiola has maintained he is willing to remain at the Etihad if his players continue to believe in his methods and fight for the cause. He said after seven years at the Etihad, there are always doubts that the people will still follow him or are tired.
The former Bayern Munich manager was excited after Erling Haaland scored an injury-time penalty to secure three points for Man City against Fulham. The win took the Citizens to the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City continue to push for the title with a win over Fulham
Manchester City secured a hard-won three points against Fulham on Saturday afternoon. It was less than easy for the Citizens as they lost a man to a red card and had to fight to secure the win. Joao Cancelo received a red card for a foul that led to a penalty. Fulham scored the spot kick, but a late penalty by Haaland ensured they got the win.
Guardiola was delighted with the win as it sent them top of the table, and it raised questions about his future at the Etihad. The winning goal came courtesy of Erling Haaland, who scored his 23rd goal this season.