‘Huge honour to manage one
PEP Guardiola has said he is in no rush to extend his City contract and believes he needs to earn a new one.
The City boss is out of contract in summer 2021 and there has already been speculation he could leave the Blues early if the club don’t win the Premier League again this season.
Jurgen Klopp signed a new long term deal with Liverpool last week but Guardiola, who arrived at City in 2016, has explained why he is in no rush.
“I have one more year and always I have to deserve to extend my contract,” Guardiola
MIKEL Arteta has spoken out after completing his move to manage former club Arsenal.
Arteta, right, had been on the City staff since his retirement in 2016 and helped the club to win two Premier Leagues, two Carabao Cups and an FA Cup during his tenure. said ahead of City’s game with Leicester. “Managers, we have to get results, at this club you have to win. In football, we spoke about this, the situation changed a lot, managers today, even in this country, they change a lot.
“In just four or five months, how many managers have been sacked? So that’s why we have to be patient and do our job. We still have six months,
Arteta told Arsenal on his appointment: “This is a huge honour. Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world.
‘‘We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game and that’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with Stan and Josh Kroenke, and the senior people from the club.”
Arteta added: “We all know there plus 12 months, so a lot of time, so we have patience, be have an incredible relationship with the board, with the people who decide, and we will take the decision that is best for the club.” The longest time Guardiola has spent at a club is four years at Barcelona and while there continues to be speculation that he won’t see out his five-year deal at the Etihad the Spaniard insists he is happy in Manchester.
“I said many times how incredible, what a good time I have here, and I would like to stay as long as possible,” he said. “So that is my desire, but I will only be sure if it’s the best for the club that they want me to stay longer.’’
“That’s why there’s no rush, it’s not finishing in three or four months. The club is working perfectly in all departments, so it’s not a problem, honestly.” is a lot of work to be done to achieve that but I am confident we’ll do it.
‘‘I’m realistic enough to know it won’t happen overnight but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy.”
Arsenal had been without a manager for nearly three weeks