Man City reveals Pep Guardiola staying is a ‘priority’ for them

Manchester City has confirmed that Pep Guardiola staying is a top priority for the club.

The club’s chief operating officer Omar Berrada claims that retaining the services of Pep Guardiola remains a “priority” for Manchester City.

This is with it possible that both the Catalan coach and star striker Sergio Aguero could commit to new contracts.

As it stands, both are due to see their current deals expire in the summer of 2021.

Guardiola has remained coy when it comes to his future plans, with a spell at the Etihad Stadium already the longest of his distinguished coaching career to date.

It has been suggested that he will walk away if Champions League glory proves elusive once again this season, but Berrada hopes fresh terms can be thrashed out.

He has told the Manchester Evening News:

Our priority is Pep staying, so if it requires a bit of time it requires a bit of time but we want him to stay.

“There’s an element of being prepared [to make a decision] but at the same time he has demonstrated enough and in terms of his performances as a manager and the team he has shown enough commitment and we have also shown commitment to him.

“There’s a lot of trust in that relationship – with the chairman, with Txiki [Begiristain], with Ferran [Soriano], Pep and his coaching staff and when you have that level of trust in the relationship the conversations are much easier. I think we’ll be fine throughout this process.

“Clearly, Pep was the best manager, is the best manager, and will continue to be the best manager in the world. He has proven that at Barcelona, at Bayern and with us and we want him to stay and feel comfortable being with us.

“This is his fifth season working with us, which he’s never done with any other club. That is a testament to his commitment, which is great. Those conversations will happen at the right time.

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