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Guardiola closing in on extending stay at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is reportedly ‘moving closer’ to signing to extending his stay as Manchester City manager beyond next summer.

The Catalan has steered Manchester City to two league titles in his four full seasons at the Etihad, smashing the Premier League record when his side became the first to hit the 100 point barrier in their 2017/18 title success.

Guardiola has just over seven months remaining on his current deal with the club, and doesn’t exactly have a track record of staying around for too long, spending four years in charge at Barcelona and three years in charge at Bayern Munich.

However, according to The Telegraphit is expected that the 49-year-old will sign a contract extension, even though Guardiola recently admitted talks had not begun amid the hectic fixture schedule.

Guardiola has been linked with returning to Barcelona following the resignation of club president Josep Bartomeu, though he has since ruled out a return to the Nou Camp, insisting his story with the Catalan club is ‘over’.

City’s pursuit of reclaiming the title has started in indifferent fashion, winning just three of their opening seven games of the season to leave themselves in 10th place, six points adrift of early league leaders Leicester City, although they do have a game in hand.

City return to action with a game against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs next weekend following the international break.

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