‘When the time is right’ – Man City refuse to confirm when they will discuss new contract for boss Pep Guardiola

MANCHESTER CITY chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak will sit down to debate a brand new take care of Pep Guardiola when the time is true.

And the one stress on the 51-year-old to win the Champions League would be the enormous quantity he places on himself.

PAMan Metropolis are in no rush to debate a brand new take care of Pep Guardiola[/caption]

The Spaniard goes into the ultimate 12 months of his contract on the Etihad — and won’t be rushed into signing a brand new one.

He needs to make sure his Man City gamers are nonetheless responding to his strategies earlier than he commits himself to remain past subsequent summer season.

Guardiola has simply gained a fourth Prem title in 5 years to go together with the 5 home cups he has additionally picked up in his excellent six-year keep.  A European trophy is all that’s lacking from his haul.

 Requested concerning the supervisor’s contract, Khaldoon mentioned: “Pep has by no means stayed so long as he’s stayed (right here) with any membership, be it Barcelona or Bayern Munich.  


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“So, the query is completely  legitimate. It was completely legitimate final yr and three years in the past. And, in fact, this yr.

“It’s a partnership that has performed wonders in years. It’s approaching its seventh yr and subsequent yr goes to be an thrilling chapter of his partnership  — we’re having fun with each second.

“We’re achieving great things together and this conversation will be had at the right time, at the right pace. And with the pace, time and framework that works for Pep.”

Guardiola went into the ultimate yr of his contract in 2020-21 earlier than signing an extension within the autumn of that yr.


The membership and supervisor are relaxed concerning the scenario however is not going to need it to overshadow what guarantees to be one other thrilling yr.

Strike duo Erling Haaland, 21, and 22-year-old Julian Alvarez have already agreed to hitch a squad which has gained the final two titles with no pure  centre-forward.

They’ve additionally come agonisingly near ending their watch for a Champions League trophy within the final two years — however each occasions got here up agonisingly quick.

There are sometimes solutions that Guardiola has to win it if he’s to be judged as successful in England however — publicly at the very least — the Metropolis house owners say in any other case.

Khaldoon added: “You don’t have to put any further stress on Pep as he places sufficient stress on himself for everybody. 

“It’s the precise reverse I attempt to carry again the stress as a result of I feel he places an excessive amount of stress on himself. 

“The stress of not successful this competitors or that competitors, we’re all in it collectively.

“Sheikh Mansour appears to be like on the sport, understands the sport and understands successful and shedding very, very properly.

“That’s why his ethos, his philosophy is what I’ve tried to instil on this organisation and what we have now had these final years.

“We strategy each season to win and to attempt to win each competitors we compete in. That’s the mindset and that has been the case over the past ten years.

“It’s the same with every competition from the Champions League, the Premier League the FA Cup. We show up every game with full intention to give it everything we have to win every game. And with that you can see the results.”


Metropolis splashed the money on £100million attacker Jack Grealish final summer season and Khaldoon believes the England star will solely get higher on the Etihad.

He mentioned: “Jack’s one of the promising and  thrilling gamers on this planet. He’s an unimaginable expertise, Pep and the teaching workers are delighted together with his work ethic and his numbers are good.

“He’s on the right track and  we know he is going to deliver. We have high expectations so let’s  watch his evolution. Next season Jack will continue to improve and  be a very important player.”

Khaldoon hopes the squad will study from one other close to miss in Europe for subsequent season.

They got here inside a whisker of knocking out eventual winners Actual Madrid within the semi-finals earlier than an astonishing stoppage time comeback from Carlo Ancelotti’s males.

The Metropolis chairman revealed that Madrid president Florentino Perez had even thrown within the towel after Metropolis took the lead.

He mentioned: “Each Actual Madrid video games have been standouts — even the away sport. These previous couple of minutes and additional time have been tough however we confirmed a whole lot of character.

“It was very hard for me being there with Perez right next to me. I think he actually congratulated me in the 82nd minute because we had this. But that’s football sometimes.”

Metropolis are clearly not able to say goodbye to Guardiola but — however they’ve bid a fond farewell to a different of their legends.

Skipper Fernandinho, 37, has introduced the curtain down on a glittering nine-year keep.

Khaldoon added: “5 titles, six League Cups and an FA Cup — it is a outstanding tally by any requirements.


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“When Vincent Kompany left there have been huge footwear to fill and Fernandinho stepped up.

“He will be missed by everyone in this organisation because he was a silent leader who always spoke with his actions.”