Only sack can make me leave City–Guardiola
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports linking him to Juventus.
Reports from Italy on Saturday morning suggested that the Manchester City manager had been approached to replace Massimiliano Allegri, who has been linked to Real Madrid next season.
“I don’t understand why someone says something on social media and everyone says it is happening, when they don’t try to call the club, my agent, Juventus,” Guardiola said in his post-match press conference.
“I am sorry for Allegri. I have two more years and it is impossible for me to move, unless I get sacked.
“I am not going to Juventus for the next two seasons.”
It was claimed that Juventus chiefs had offered a four-year deal to Guardiola who had ‘agreed in principle’ to take over at the Allianz Stadium.
But after guiding his side to a 3-1 win over Watford, which saw City go four points clear at the top of the Premier League, Guardiola said it is “impossible” that he could leave the club.
Guardiola, who arrived in Manchester in 2016, previously coached Barcelona to a treble-winning season in 2009 and also won three Bundesliga titles while at Bayern Munich.