Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Pep Guardiola is set to stay with Manchester City regardless of the result in the Champions League final against Chelsea on Saturday, which will surely delight City fans.
There were perhaps some concerns among supporters that, should the Spaniard win the Champions League final in Portugal this weekend, he would have then achieved all he could with the Citizens and be keen to move on.
During his time at the Etihad Stadium, the legendary manager has won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four Carabao Cups, so he could complete his collection with the Champions League trophy should his team get the better of the west Londoners on Saturday night.
However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has now made it clear that Guardiola won’t be going anywhere this summer, tweeting: “Pep Guardiola has no intention to leave Manchester City. Even if he’ll win the Champions League on Saturday, Pep is staying at Man City – he’s already planning for new signings together with Citizens board.”
Considering how impressive City have been this season, with the treble still a possibility, their fans must surely be delighted that Guardiola is set to stay, as he will undoubtedly go down as one of the most successful managers in their history.
The 50-year-old is currently contracted at the Etihad for two more years, so it will be interesting to see whether he leaves the club at the end of the 2022/23 campaign, as he has admitted in the past that he would love to manage the Spanish national side.
Since being appointed as City boss in the summer of 2016, Guardiola has taken charge of 293 matches, winning a remarkable 220, drawing 31 and losing 42, which results in an impressive points per game average of 2.36 (per Transfermarkt).
The “special” former Barcelona boss, as hailed by Lionel Messi, has delivered three league titles in four seasons with the club and City fans will be desperate for him to add to his collection on Saturday night as they appear in their first Champions League final. They will surely be delighted to hear that he intends to stay at the Etihad next season regardless of the result against Thomas Tuchel’s side.