Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has denied that their exit from the Champions League is linked to his contract situation at the club. City was knocked out of the competition by Real Madrid after the latter mounted a comeback in the dying moments of the game. It was the sixth time that Guardiola exited the competition at this stage. He has a little over a year remaining on his contract but the Spaniard admitted that it isn’t the right time to discuss it.
“If I extend the contract it will be at the end of the next season. Before then it’s not going to happen. It’s many years and I have to see how the team and ourselves, how are together,” Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said after getting knocked out of the Champions League. “Knowing it, I would stay 10 more years. But we have to take time for that, absolutely. It’s not time, absolutely in this season, or during the next season. We compete, for the margins, extremely well in the Champions League. So in my life, we won the Champions League in Barcelona with seven players who came from the academy. From the academy. Nothing changed my life. I was happy about that.”
“Yes, I’m disappointed, we wanted to play the final, but it’s not going to change my future or my past. The reason why we came here to England, it’s already done. We wanted to do it, we did it,” he added.