Pep Guardiola: “Trophies Will Determine My Time In England”

Pep Guardiola: “Trophies Will Determine My Time In England”
Jul 28, 2017

Manchester City News

Speaking at a press conference after Manchester City’s International Champions Cup friendly fixture with Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola admitted that results will determine his future in Manchester. The Spaniard revealed that he may be prepared to extend his stay in England beyond his current contract if he can deliver the success both he and Manchester City fans are dreaming of.

Guardiola watched his team thrash Real Madrid 4-1 in their latest pre‑season friendly in front of a record crowd at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Goals from Nicolás Otamendi, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Brahim Díaz stunned the reigning European champions in front of a crowd of 93,098 – a record attendance for football at the venue. Óscar Rodríguez scored a consolation goal in the dying minutes of the match.

After praising his side for an excellent performance on Thursday, he implored that even though his squad boasts of many talented players success is not guaranteed next season. Guardiola admitted his future in England will “depend on results.”

“I will try to remain as long as possible to help, to help City keep moving forward and stay high,” he said.

“I think the club has to work and listen to the manager in the right moment, but also take their own decisions in the future. Nobody knows what will happen. For all the managers in the world, it depends on the results.”

The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach signed a three-year contract last summer after arriving at the Etihad Stadium following a similar stint in Bavaria. Manchester City finished in a disappointing third place in the Premier League and were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the Round of 16 before losing an FA Cup semi-final to eventual winners, Arsenal.

Guardiola has already spent more than £200 million to build a title winning squad this season and with more expensive recruits set to lineup at the Etihad next season, he knows that another trophyless season will see a different manager take charge at the Etihad next year.

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