Pep Guardiola drops massive new update on his Man City future but sends warning over worrying issue

Pep Guardiola drops massive new update on his Man City future but sends warning over worrying issue

Pep Guardiola has given an important update regarding his future at Manchester City as they prepare for the new season, following their incredible achievement of winning three major titles last year.

The 2023/24 campaign kicks off on Sunday with the Community Shield match against Arsenal, who were strong title contenders last season.

The team’s ambition now extends to winning the Premier League title for a fourth consecutive year, which would be an unprecedented feat in the league’s history.

While City successfully achieved their goal of winning the Champions League, there were concerns that Guardiola might leave after that accomplishment.

However, these fears have been allayed as Guardiola had signed a two-year contract extension in November.

Despite his previous plans to take a sabbatical and possibly manage a national team after leaving City, he now seems committed to staying at The Etihad for the long term.

He expressed this dedication ahead of Sunday’s match against Arsenal. “I signed a contract for another two years because I feel comfortable — and nothing has changed whether we won [the Treble] or didn’t win.

“I’m happy and the people are happy, the board and the hierarchy especially, because they decide in the end which manager is going to lead this group of players.

“If they are satisfied, I’m still satisfied. I want to defend what we won and maybe at the end of the season, if I am tired, we will talk with the club — or maybe extend more.”

Guardiola, however, expresses concerns about the potential toll that the increased number of matches and the longer duration of matches due to the new rules could have on him and his players.

“Every pre-season is shorter,” he added.

“I know the end of the next season we are going to make a World Cup for the clubs in the United States of America; after finishing the season, two or three more weeks. That means the holidays will be 15 days or maybe two weeks.

“The problem is mental. They are exhausted. Look already how many players are injured in the pre-season in bad conditions: humidity, hot, the pitches are not really good, especially in the States.

“We have to adapt, adjust, but it’s not normal. It’s now, for example, every game we are going to play for 100 minutes!”

Following their clash with the Gunners in the Community Shield, Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defense with an away match against Burnley on Friday evening.

It holds special significance as Burnley is the club where City legend Vincent Kompany played, adding an emotional element to the fixture.

Pep Guardiola drops massive new update on his Man City future but sends warning over worrying issue

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