Fernandinho is in the final months of his contract and says he is yet to decide on his future at Manchester City.
Fernandinho is happy to take his time regarding a decision on his future while also denying reports he was offered a coaching role by City.
The Brazil international is in the final year of his contract and has offers waiting for him. Native side Atletico Mineiro are one of the player’s suitors and recently claimed the 35-year-old has an offer to join Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff.
For a player who has spent eight years at the Etihad, it won’t be out of place for the Citizens to see him as a non-playing future employee.
However, Fernandinho insists a coaching role was not put to him while also speaking on his contract situation at the club.
“I’ve been focused on Man City,” he told TNT Sports.
“I know how much my team-mates need me.”
“I made a decision to only decide my future when the season is over. I already had an offer, not to be part of Pep’s staff, but to be an employee of the club.”
“I was flattered, after eight years at Man City and the respect I have gained here, but it is a decision that I put aside.”
Fernandinho is past his best years on the pitch and his performances of late have proven that.
The Brazilian has been a consistent performer in the Premier League since he joined the club but age is catching up on him already.
Given he turns 36 in May, it is unlikely City and Guardiola would have him as a concrete option in their plans for the future.