The signing of Pep Guardiola’s new two-year contract with Manchester City is getting closer.
The 51-year-current old’s contract has seven months remaining to go, and there is confidence that he will stay at the Etihad Stadium for a third time.
Guardiola was hired in 2016, and the planned extension would bring his time at the club to nine years, increasing the likelihood that he will serve as manager for ten years.
The City manager, who attended the Grand Prix last weekend while in Abu Dhabi with club executives, is well-known for being happy in his managerial position.
People close to the Catalan believe he can keep leading City to victory even as he pursues a sixth Premier League championship and the elusive Champions League crown.
Guardiola’s future has not been the topic of as much discussion as it was two years ago, in large part due to Erling Haaland’s amazing start to life in England taking up much of the headlines.
The World Cup break has long been considered an ideal time to discuss plans with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, with whom Guardiola has a close relationship, since City will not want worries about his future to persist later in the season.
The league’s defending champions will return to Abu Dhabi early the next month for a brief warm-weather training camp before resuming their pursuit of Arsenal for the title.