Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich know I will respect Manchester City contract
Pep Guardiola says he had been”very happy” at Bayern Munich, but insists he’ll see out his contract at Manchester City.
Guardiola has been linked in the Allianz Arena following the sacking of Niko Kovac this season to the vacant director’s job.
The Spaniard, whose current City deal runs until the summer of 2021, won seven trophies from 2013-2016 in 3 seasons with Bayern.
Asked about a potential Bayern return ahead of City’s Saturday Night Football clash against Chelsea, Guardiola told Sky Sports:”When these things appear, is it the press or even your club? We don’t know. It might be one man [beginning a rumour] and then people take it.
“I enjoy the people from Bayern a whole great deal. I was happy there, but they understand I.
“In football, once you are not receiving results you’re able to be sacked but in this case if the club [Manchester City] wants me, then I wish to stay here.
“It doesn’t matter if Bayern want me or not later on. My love for the club the town and the folks I met there’s amazing.
“It is exactly the very same in Barcelona since it’s my hometown, but exactly the same happened . I’ve got more items to do.”
Past 18, guardiola remains a popular place at Bayern and received a public endorsement in defender Joshua Kimmich.
“This is the real legacy that you like, over simply lifting names,” Guardiola said. “You recall the places for those that you live with, maybe perhaps not for the museums or cathedrals.
“I will not be here [at Manchester City] forever. It is important once you leave you could return and be pleased with the people”
City have struggled to match their type of last season and, ahead of their clash with Chelseathey are fourth in the table, nine points behind leaders Liverpool.
Frank Lampard’s start has impressed guardiola to life and is very happy to see supervisors being given a chance in England’s top flight.
“I happy for him” Guardiola stated. “By the beginning, even when they lost 4-0 to [Manchester] United, they played really great.
“He did a great job with Derby County last year. He knows the club [Chelsea] he was there several years.
“I think that it’s great for soccer to own new faces together with that passion and older managers like ourselves could be retired.”
One point was dropped by city after their defeat to Liverpool below Chelsea until Guardiola and the break is demanding a response.
“We can only fix our problems. We have to conquer at Leicester and Chelsea, that are facing us, that is the first gap.
“Later, we’ll see what happens. We try to win games, that’s . I want the response and to perform the way we’ve played for the last year.”