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Published: 00:44 | 1/10/16

Guardiola may stay at City beyond 2019


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he may extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium beyond his current three-year deal.

After three years and three Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, the Spaniard signed a contract with City until 2019 earlier this year, but says he would look at staying longer if chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak was still happy with his work.

"I’m so happy here. So I’m not just thinking, ‘Will it just be three years?’" said Guardiola.

"When I decided to say goodbye to Barcelona and Bayern Munich, I decided in the last year. I said, ‘OK, it’s enough’.

"But I can stay more time, or less.

"Less time depends on the results, or if the chairman is not happy with me or our job. That can always happen. But, if they’re happy, I can stay that period and if I’m happy and they’re happy, why not longer?"

The former Barcelona manager, who won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues in his four years at Camp Nou between 2008 and 2012, says he will only looking at his extending his stay at City if he still felt motivated and energised by the job.

"If I see the perspective to improve the team is not possible or I’m not happy any more - when that happens I don’t want to be a problem with the club," the 45-year-old said.

"I never try to be a problem for the club.

"When I feel I’m not good or don’t have energy - and me without energy I’m not good. I need it to be there. Sometimes the time decides for yourself, not to have the best conditions.

"I’m so happy here so. I will be happy losing games, so it’s not about happiness. It’s about the way I am looking forward to make good things and the fans of Manchester City are happy to watch our games.

"That is what I want and when I feel that’s not going to happen in that moment I am not going to stay."

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