Pep Guardiola has contacted Raheem Sterling during England’s Euro 2016 campaign to reassure the winger over his future with the club, according to the Guardian.
The 21-year old has been the subject of criticism during the Three Lions’ tournament so far, with those behind the scenes in the camp reportedly worried about his mental strength.
He was then dropped for the final group game against Slovakia, after missing a wonderful chance in the dramatic win over Wales in Lens.
A £49m arrival at the Etihad Stadium from Liverpool last summer, the winger failed to wholly convince in what was a frustrating first season in Manchester.
A telephone conversation is said to have occurred during England’s training for their game against Iceland on Monday night, with the Spaniard assuring Sterling of his future and importance to his plans going forward.