MANCHESTER CITY plan to sit down down with Pep Guardiola this summer season and hand him a brand new contract.
And senior figures on the Etihad are assured the ex-Barcelona chief will lengthen his keep nicely past summer season 2019.
Pep has simply 18 months left on the £12million-per-year deal he signed in July final yr — however is loving his stint in Manchester.
The membership’s hierarchy imagine the surroundings and infrastructure they’ve in place on the Metropolis Soccer Academy is ideal for him to prosper.
And they’re optimistic that Guardiola will no less than keep for longer than the 4 years he spent in cost on the Nou Camp.
They even hope he may determine to make England his residence for the long-term and that he may look to construct a ‘dynasty’ at Metropolis.
Given their unbelievable begin to the season — with 17 wins from 18 Premier League video games — this would be the information that Metropolis’s top-six rivals have dreaded.
Their Four-1 win at residence to Tottenham on Saturday put them 14 POINTS clear on the prime of the desk with the season not but midway by.
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Guardiola took a yr off after ending at Barcelona feeling burned out having discovered the politics which went together with his teaching function troublesome.
He re-emerged in Germany at Bayern Munich however stood down after three years, feeling that some former gamers nonetheless carried an excessive amount of affect on the membership.
However Metropolis hope the working circumstances they’ve created are perfect for him — which is why chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak is quietly assured he’ll lengthen his keep.
In the meantime Guardiola, 46, believes the seeds for Metropolis’s thrashing of Spurs have been sewed in pre-season.
He reckons the Three-Zero pleasant win over Mauricio Pochettino’s facet in July in the USA sparked his facet’s epic run.
Guardiola mentioned: “Our first recreation pre-season was in opposition to United and we misplaced.
“The second was in opposition to Tottenham and we created eight, 9, ten possibilities to attain hundreds.
“However there we noticed all collectively, the gamers as nicely and never simply me, that’s the approach now we have to try this. Since then, we’ve maintained that degree.”
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