Pep Guardiola has revealed that he is not interested in signing a new contract with Manchester City in the near future but reiterated his desire to sort out an extension further down the line.
The Spaniard’s current deal runs until 2023 and he had been tipped to put pen to paper on fresh terms in the wake of Jurgen Klopp’s own extension at Liverpool.
Indeed, 90min understands that City have been pushing to tie Guardiola down to a new deal and had hoped to finalise an agreement once this season comes to a close.
However, Guardiola has now revealed that he plans to let his current contract expire before sitting down and evaluating whether signing an extension is the right move for both himself and the Premier League leaders.
“If I extend my contract, it will be at the end of next season,” Guardiola said. “Before it’s not going to happen. I’m here since many years and I need to see how we feel together, me and the team.”
He continued: “I’d like to stay ten more years – but we have to take time for that, absolutely.”
Guardiola has never hidden his desire to remain at City, recently confessing he hopes to call the Etihad Stadium home ‘forever’, but he appears to be in no rush to make that dream a reality.
Guardiola has been with City since 2016, winning three Premier League titles and leading the Cityzens towards a likely fourth this season, although glory in the Champions League continues to elude him.