Pep Guardiola has hinted that he is ready to extend his stay at Manchester City.
The Spaniard’s contract is set to expire at the end of this current season and given the fact that he has been at City for 5 years, more than at any other club, there were serious questions if he would extend his contract beyond the stipulated time.
“I would love to stay longer here. It is a place I love to be but I have to deserve [to stay],” he told a news conference ahead of City’s Premier League opener against Wolves on Monday night.
“This club achieved [high] standards in the last decade but we have to maintain that and I have to deserve it. I am going to see if I deserve it this season in terms of how the club goes forward and improves.”
“We have every three days a game so we don’t have much time to think about it,” he added. “I try to see every day [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain] and [CEO] Ferran [Soriano] and I speak every week with [chairman] Khaldoon [Al Mubarak]. When it is going to happen, it is going to happen.
“Now we have other issues. The organisation is so strong in all departments. It will not be a problem for the club to do what we have to do in the future.”
“I would not be here if I didn’t feel the fire or the desire to play good,” he said.
“I still want to help the players avoid making mistakes and still I have the passion to do it – maybe more than ever. I want to try to be together and do a good season.”