Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out a possible return to Barcelona as their manager and believes Ronald Koeman deserves more time at Camp Nou.
The 50-year-old has recently had his future at the Etihad Stadium called into doubt by several fans, and some atBarcelona
appear to have been getting their hopes up about the possibility of Guardiola returning to the club.
stated before City's Champions League final defeat toChelsea
last month that he will remain in charge at Etihad Stadium until his contract expires in 2023, and reiterated his stance when quizzed on the Barca rumors this week.
"I have a two-year contract at Manchester, I'm happy and so it will continue to be,"
he toldCadena SER
admitted it was a relief to see speculation over his future as Barca head coach ended last week when president Joan Laporta confirmed he would remain in charge for the 2021-22 season.
Guardiola is convinced that Ronald Koeman is the right man to lead the Blaugrana and he deserves a second campaign to prove his worth.
"Koeman is the ideal coach for next season, I am very happy and the president is convinced,"
"It has been a difficult year for everyone and Ronald deserves one more year, with people in the stadium. Besides, second years are always better.
"At times the team has played very well, they are among those who played better football in Spain."