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Pep Guardiola may sign a long-term deal with Manchester City

first_imgManchester City are planning to hold talks with manager Pep Guardiola about extending his contract at the end of the season.According to reports in the British media, City are confident of tieing down Guardiola for a few more years. He had signed a three-year deal last summer.The talks are traditionally held by City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and CEO Ferran Sorriano. They are confident that everything is in place to persuade Guardiola to stay longer at the club.City, who are currently on a 16-game winning streak in the league, are 11 points clear at the top of the table. They extended their top-flight record winning run with a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Not only that, they maintained their unbeaten league campaign.Guardiola is halfway through his contract, worth up to 20 million pounds ($26.63 million) annually according to The Daily Telegraph.Guardiola failed to win a trophy for the first time in his managerial career last season, but as well as being hot favourites to win the league this campaign, his side visit Leicester City in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday and Swiss side FC Basel in the Champions League last 16 in February.Guardiola took a year off after four years in charge at Barcelona, where he described the political pressures as like “being in an oven”, and then spent three years at Bayern Munich before joining City.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more