Man City managerial candidate tipped to extend Bayern contract

Manchester City managerial candidate Pep Guardiola is being tipped to sign a new contract with Bayern Munich, according to reports from the Mirror.

The former Barcelona boss will see his current deal expire at the end of this season, but the club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident that he will stay.

“I am definitely optimistic that Pep will stay beyond June 30, 2016. We have a first-class team, a fantastic club, a great stadium and a wonderful city to offer,” he told DPA news agency.

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City have constantly been linked with a move for Guardiola given that current manager Manuel Pellegrini has been struggling to advance his side in the Champions League despite their domestic form.

His side are currently top of the Premier League after picking up five wins from their first six matches, but fell to a 2-1 home defeat in Europe to Serie A champions Juventus last week.

Pellegrini has reinforced his side heavily this summer, with Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph, Nicolas Otamendi, Patrick Roberts, and Kevin De Bruyne all joining.

However, even if he managed to lead his side to a domestic title, his job will continue to be under jeopardy unless he can also succeed in Europe.