Pep Guardiola has a contract break clause in his Manchester City contract that allows him to return to Barcelona next summer
Dailymail reports that the contract extension Guardiola signed last year to extend his stay at Etihad until 2021 included a clause that allows the Spaniard to leave at the end of the season if certain conditions of the club are met. Barcelona are primed for his exit as they look to bring him back to Spain.
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Though the Manchester side are currently struggling in the Premier League with Pep claiming the club are unable to compete with the top teams in Europe, the club’s officials are confident that Guardiola will complete his current contract.
Having said that, City have already started building a contingency plan to bring former Spur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino, in the eventual case of the Spaniard’s exit.
Man City’s Premier League hopes were hurt on Saturday when the side lost to local rivals Manchester United. However, their Champions League run is still intact with City coming up as huge favorites for winning it, although Pep claimed that it is unlikely that Man City will win the European title this season.
The former Bayern coach enjoyed 4 seasons at the Nou Camp, leading his Barca squad to legendary status while integrating the club’s famous tiki-taka style of play that saw the club gain tremendous success.
Barca president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, in a recent interview with La Repubblica, publically stated that Guardiola is always welcomed back and that the decision depends on the Coach’s own desires.
While the coach himself has denied the break clause stating he is currently comfortable in Manchester, he also expressed that his future depends on the results and he will see what happens this season before deciding.
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