Manchester City has reportedly entered discussions to extend Pep Guardiola’s contract despite his failure to deliver the Champions League.
Despite his latest setback of crashing out at the quarter-final stage against Lyon, City remains convinced that Guardiola is the man to take the club forward.
Guardiola has 10 months left on his contract and according to The Telegraph, talks about extending his deal beyond June 2021 have already begun.
They claim that City feels it would be wrong to look beyond a manager of Guardiola’s calibre despite some reports saying they are already lining up former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as his replacement if he doesn’t sign a new deal.
However, that does not look likely at present with the Spaniard immersed in City’s plans to re-shape the squad amid their quest to finally win the Champions League.
The 49-year-old intends to stay at City and is determined to re-challenge himself after another Champions League failure.
City have already invested a considerable amount of money this summer as they look to improve their squad for next season.
Nathan Ake has joined for £41million from Bournemouth while exciting young winger Ferran Torres has been signed from Valencia.
Guardiola has plans to bolster his defence and there will be more arrivals – and exits – over the coming weeks at City.