Guardiola, 49, has formerly talked of limiting his time in football to pursue other interests.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola states he might remain in management much longer than he expected.

Guardiola, 49, has actually previously broached restricting his time in football to pursue other interests.

” Prior to, I thought I was going to retire quickly. Now I’m believing I’m going to retire older. So, I don’t understand,” Guardiola stated.

The Spaniard signed a brand-new two-year offer at City in November and has actually won 6 significant trophies at the club.

Prior to his arrival in Manchester, Guardiola, who turns 50 this month, invested four years as manager of Barcelona and 3 in charge of Bayern Munich.

” Experience assists you, specifically the way I live my profession,” he added.

Guardiola’s five-year remain at City represents the longest commitment he has made to a club in his management profession.

He has won 2 Premier League titles, the FA Cup and 3 League Cups because joining them in 2016.

Guardiola minimizes title talk

In spite of entering into Sunday’s match at Chelsea on the back of a six-game unbeaten run and with two video games in hand on the majority of clubs around them in the table, he is careful about talk of winning a 3rd league title.

” If you consider what [can] happen in January, February – the 2 video games [in hand], we can lose these 2 games and anything can happen,” he stated.

” So, in the Premier League, every video game is so hard and it is better to be calm. The genuine Premier League, individuals I spoke with before I landed here, stated everybody can lose to everybody. I didn’t see this previously.

” Now is the very first time when I see in the Premier League, one group has the ability to lose or win seven, and after draw, and after lose. The results are unforeseeable.”

Amongst the challengers this season are arch rivals Manchester United, who City face in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have actually been invigorated in current weeks, brushing off the frustration of a Champions League exit with some exceptional domestic form.

” Ole is happier than me,” said Guardiola, whose preparations have actually been impacted by five gamers checking favorable for Covid-19.

” However I am very little concerned about United. I am so hectic with what we have to do and what we can do with the players.

” They are there since they deserve it. Considering that I arrived I expected them to be there all the time. Sometimes in the last seasons it has not been possible, especially in the Premier League.”

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