Pep Guardiola is open to staying longer than his existing contract at Manchester City – provided he can lead the club to glory.
The Spaniard signed a three-year contract when he joined the club in the summer, which is typical as he has barely spent more than three years at a particular club in his very successful career as a manager.
But he has warned his players he will accept nothing less than total commitment to his strict philosophy and approach to coaching.
“I’m so happy here. So I’m not just thinking, ‘Will it just be three years?” Guardiola was quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“When I decided to say goodbye to Barcelona and Bayern Munich, I decided in the last year. I said, ‘OK, it’s enough’.
“But I can stay more time, or less.
“Less time depends on the results, or if the chairman is not happy with me or our job. That can always happen. But, if they’re happy, I can stay that period and if I’m happy and they’re happy, why not longer?
“I’m so happy here, but it’s not about happiness. It’s about the way I’m looking forward to make things good and making fans of Manchester City happy to watch our games.
“That’s what I want, and when I feel that’s not going to happen, in that moment I’m not going to stay.”
His City side saw their 100 per cent record under the manager come to an end in midweek with the 3-3 Champions League draw at Scottish champions Celtic.