Pep Guardiola has welcomed the chance to stay at Manchester City beyond his current three-year deal, but has outlined what it will take for that to happen.
The Spaniard has made an immediate impact at the Etihad Stadium, winning all six of his Premier League games in charge thus far to lead his side to the top of the table.
Further, it was only this past week where he saw his 100 percent record across all competitions end following a 3-3 draw with Celtic in the Champions League, and so his influence at the club has been felt straight away and it has led to a lot of positivity at City.
Guardiola has revealed just how happy he is to be in Manchester, and although he accepts that things can quickly change in football, he has left the door very much open to extending his stay at the club beyond the initial agreement of three years if they remain successful.
“I’m so happy here. So I’m not just thinking, ‘Will it just be three years?’” said Guardiola, as noted by The Mirror.
“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?”
City can certainly be happy with the start that they’ve made to the season, but ultimately Guardiola will be judged on his ability to win silverware both at home and abroad.
If he is able to win trophies consistently over the next three years, then there should be little reason as to why he would leave, regardless of comparisons to his stints at Barcelona and Bayern Munich where he ultimately decided that it was time to move on.
City lead the way in the Premier League after six games, but they’ll face arguably their toughest test yet when they travel to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham on Sunday.