The Spaniard rules out a contract extension before the end of the current season.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted he will not sign a contract renewal before the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Guardiola’s current deal runs until 2023, with recent reports claiming City are pushing to tie him down to a new deal. Interest from the Brazil national team and Jurgen Klopp’s contract extension to Liverpool has attracted more interest toward the possible contract extension.
However, Guardiola says he won’t sign a new contract before the summer.
“If I extend my contract, it will be at the end of next season,” Guardiola said. “Before it’s not going to happen. I’m here since many years and I need to see how we feel together, me and the team.”
He added: “I’d like to stay ten more years – but we have to take time for that, absolutely.”
Brazil is reportedly willing to give the former Barcelona boss a £10m-a-year deal to lure him out of the Etihad Stadium. However, failing to win the Champions League this season leaves the Spaniard with an unachieved objective that will most likely keep him at City.
Let’s see if the recent signing of Erling Haaland can inspire Guardiola’s side to finally get their hand on the European trophy next season.