Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola denied press reports that his contract contains a termination clause that would allow him to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Spanish coach signed a contract extension until 2021 last year, but with expectations now far from reaching a third consecutive Premier League title, doubts about his future have emerged.
Asked if he could be released at the end of the season, Guardiola said: “It’s not true. I’ve already talked about that, about my intentions with the club.”
Guardiola arrived in City in 2016 and after a first season without cups, he has already won two league titles, two league cups, and the FA Cup.
However, this season got off to a sluggish start and Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool have focused their attention, as they are at the top of the table eight points clear of the second and 14 points behind City, who are third behind Leicester City.
Klopp agreed on Friday to extend his contract until 2024.
“I congratulate him and Liverpool, he deserves it,” Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference with Arsenal on Sunday. “I think it’s very good for the Premier League that (Klopp) continues.”