Guardiola’s in Blue heaven
‘IF PEOPLE THINK I WILL RESIGN OR BE SACKED, THEY ARE WRONG’
PEP Guardiola has slammed rumours he is unhappy at City and hinted he wants to stay beyond the end of his contract in 2021.
The Blues boss said his team’s performance in defeat at Liverpool a fortnight ago had - far from making him think about leaving reinforced his desire to stay.
Bayern Munich are said to be eyeing up a return for Guardiola, but - as reported by M.E.N. Sport earlier in the week – the manager’s agent had already played down those rumours.
And Guardiola used his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea to make it plain the only way he will be leaving City, as this stands, will be if he gets the sack.
Defeat at Anfield, and Guardiola’s increasing frustration with officials - which was in evidence at the end of that game fed the notion that he is tiring of the English game and could seek an exit. The news that his wife and family have returned to Barcelona also fuelled the idea he could cut short his stay in Manchester.
But Guardiola came out strongly against such talk, saying: “Why do people think that? Because I’ve lost at Anfield? That’s an odd reason, the real situation is 198 points in two seasons exceptional.
“The first season at Anfield saw one shot on target, but the last game all the shots, corners, in the most difficult stadium in the world. That’s my job. I will leave when I feel my team are not playing like that at Anfield. I don’t have that feeling, maybe the players say the opposite, I don’t have that feeling. If it’s not enough, next season will be better.
“I want to stay. If people think I will resign or be sacked they are wrong. I want to be here 100 per cent next season, I want to live here and if they decide the results are getting worse, that’s normal.
“If I don’t win I’m in trouble but I’m incredibly satisfied, I want to help this club to get better.”