Man City news: One-word verdict issued on Pep Guardiola signing new contract after confirmed news - pundit
Jurgen Klopp’s new Liverpool contract will have no impact on Pep Guardiola’s Man City future, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-City and England defender insisted Guardiola is his “own man” who will leave the club on his “own terms”.
Before Klopp agreed an extension both managers were set to leave their clubs in the summer of 2024.
Liverpool confirmed on Thursday (28 April) that the 54-year-old has signed a new four-year deal so he will remain at Anfield until the summer of 2026.
Guardiola’s Man City contract is still set to expire in just over two years time.
As quoted by the Manchester Evening News the day after Klopp’s new ideal (29 April), Guardiola dismissed any ideas it will have any effect on his own future.
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Asked whether it could prompt the 51-year-old to commit his long-term future to Man City, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No.”
He added: “Pep is his own man. He walked away from Barcelona, he walked away from Bayern Munich.
“Pep and Klopp, on their own terms, when and where they go. It’s as simple as that.
“They’ve got more than enough credit in the bank. He will not be bothered that Klopp has four years left on his contract now or signs a 24-year contract.”
Guardiola took over at Man City in the summer of 2016 almost a year after Klopp took over at Liverpool.
He has won every domestic trophy in his time with the club and will be hoping to add the Champions League to his collection this season.