Pep Guardiola drops Man City future bombshell with Liverpool comparison after title win

Pep Guardiola -Credit:Offside via Getty Images
Pep Guardiola -Credit:Offside via Getty Images

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dropped a bombshell about his future after leading his side to a fourth consecutive Premier League title.

The 53 year old picked up his 15th major honour with the club, with a 3-1 win at home to West Ham United enough to see of nearest challengers Arsenal on the final day of the season. In a post-match interview with Sky Sports, Guardiola was asked about his future plans in light of Jurgen Klopp's departure from Liverpool. Guardiola, whose contract runs until the end of next season, confirmed on Friday that he intends to honour that agreement.

However, when questioned about extending his stay beyond that, the Spaniard said: "The reality is I am closer to leaving than staying. It's eight years, will be nine. Right now, my feeling is I am staying next season. We talk with the club, we have time to talk next season because I have to see the players as well.

"If they follow me, they follow us... for many reasons. I will stay. During the season we will talk."

Guardiola signed his last contract extension In November 2022, during the brak from club football ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City's title showdown against West Ham, Guardiola insisted that he plans to honour his contract, which expires next year. He said: "Yeah, I have a contract. I want to be here next season, yes, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Since his arrival at Manchester City in July 2016, Guardiola has seen a great deal of success. He's steered the club to victory in the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields.