Pep Guardiola insists Champions League exit has no bearing on his Man Metropolis future

Pep Guardiola insists Champions League exit has no bearing on his Man City future

Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola has rejected any hypothesis over his contract scenario being linked to the membership’s efficiency within the Champions League.

Metropolis exited this 12 months’s competitors in dramatic trend, ultimately falling to a comeback victory from 13-times winners Actual Madrid, however the Spaniard has refuted any attainable connection between that defeat and his future in Manchester.

The 51-year-old has simply over a 12 months remaining on his present contract and has mentioned now could be “not the best time” to be discussing an extension, with Metropolis trying to say their fourth Premier League title in 5 years.

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Pep Guardiola consoles Oleksandr Zinchenko after Man Metropolis’s defeat to Actual Madrid

Guardiola’s present time period is the longest of his managerial profession, having reached a coveted European ultimate solely as soon as throughout his six-year tenure, shedding out to Chelsea in 2021.

Except for that feat, this 12 months’s semi-final displaying is Metropolis’s greatest in Europe, with Guardiola admitting the outcome was “disappointing” however isn’t one thing that can outline his Manchester Metropolis legacy.

Curiously, Metropolis’s Madrid collapse was the sixth time Guardiola has been eradicated on the semi-final stage of the competitors, drawing him degree with Jose Mourinho.

“If I prolong the contract it is going to be on the finish of the following season,” he asserted. “Earlier than then it is not going to occur. It is a few years and I’ve to see how the group and ourselves, how we’re collectively.

“Figuring out it, I might keep 10 extra years. However we now have to take time for that, completely. It is not time, completely on this season, or throughout the subsequent season.”

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Requested about whether or not successful the Champions League would decide his Metropolis future, Guardiola added: “Completely not. We compete, for the margins, extraordinarily effectively within the Champions League. So in my life, we received the Champions League in Barcelona with seven gamers who got here from the academy. From the academy. Nothing modified my life. I used to be completely happy for that.

“Sure, I am upset, we needed to play the ultimate, but it surely’s not going to vary my future or my previous. The rationale why we got here right here to England, it is already completed. We needed to do it, we did it.”


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