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Pep Guardiola gives update on Man City future after record-breaking Premier League title win

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19th May, 2024

Pep Guardiola has cast doubt over his long-term Manchester City future after admitting he is running out of things to achieve following an historic fourth straight Premier League title.

The battle for top spot went down to the final day but the reigning champions held their nerve at the Etihad Stadium, where they could not afford a slip-up on Sunday with Arsenal breathing down their necks. 

But after their 3-1 win to become the first side in English football history to win four successive top-flight titles, Guardiola was able to declare: “In terms of numbers, nobody has been better than us – the records, the goals, the points and four in a row.

“If I land here tomorrow and you say I will win six Premier Leagues in seven years, I would say ‘Are you crazy?’. It’s impossible. We have done something unbelievable. 

“Six Premier Leagues in seven years, in this country with the modern football and the teams and everything. The teams and the organisation surprises me, it’s an incredible club.” 

This is Guardiola’s 12th league title in 15 top-flight seasons as a manager and he is looking to add another FA Cup to his CV in next weekend’s Wembley final against rivals Manchester United. 

The double would come hot on the heels of last season’s treble, leaving the City boss – whose deal runs out in 2025 – running out of things to motivate him. 


“The reality is I’m closer to leaving than to staying,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “It’s eight years, will be nine. 

“Right now my feeling is I want to stay next season. 

“We talked with the club, we have time to talk next season because I have to see the players as well, to see if they follow me, they follow us, for many reasons. I will stay and during the season we will talk when calm.” 

Asked if he feels like he has completed English football, Guardiola shrugged his shoulders and said: “I had that feeling last season. 

“When we won in Istanbul in the Champions League final, I said, ‘It’s over, what am I doing here? It’s over, there’s nothing left’. 

“But I have a contract, I’m here and still enjoying. Some of the moments I’m a bit tired but some of the moments I love, and after I said, ‘OK, we are here’. 


“So what next?’ I don’t know right now.”

“I know next is the FA Cup. Gary Lineker said to me, I didn’t know, that no team has done back-to-back Premier Leagues and FA Cups.”