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Ferdinand: Man City must be concerned over Guardiola contract

Sun 01 November 2020 | 11:37

Pep Guardiola’s contract with Man City will end in 2021 and there is no news of any contract extension with the Spanish coach.

Pep Guardiola has earlier dismissed the idea of going back to

Barcelona

but his history of staying for only three to four season at each club has made

Manchester City

fans worry about their coach’s future. The 49- year manager will be out of contract by the next June and like before there would certainly be massive interest from great European clubs toward the manager. Rio Ferdinand, former

Manchester United

defender has spoken about Guardiola’s future and how it will influence Manchester City’s overall situation as a club.

“Pep is a different animal [compared to Sir Alex Ferguson], a different character and what is more important is what he is relaying to the players. I think if he's speaking to the players and he's filling them with confidence, then it's okay.

“But the big problem with the club in the wider picture will be recruitment because if they're talking to potential players that they're trying to get hold of in January or the following window, if I'm that player I'm saying: 'I'm only coming if Pep's there,' or: 'I want to know who's going to be next in charge before I make my decision and commit.'

“The bigger picture is probably the bigger question but I think his history suggests that he does make late decisions on his contracts and where he wants to go. Man City will probably know that and be very well aware of that.

“Who wouldn't want that guy in their dugout?”

Manchester City will be playing against Olympiacos on Tuesday before their big Premier League clash against

Liverpool

five days later.


source: SportMob