Guardiola says no to the Spanish national team: 'I am very, very happy in Manchester'

Guardiola says no to the Spanish national team: 'I am very, very happy in Manchester'

Guardiola says no to the Spanish national team: 'I am very, very happy in Manchester'

Pep Guardiola, the Spaniard who joined Manchester City in 2016 after a successful tenure at Bayern Munich, has brought remarkable success to the Etihad Stadium over his seven-year stint.

During his time with Man City, Guardiola has secured an impressive haul of titles, including five Premier League championships, two FA Cups, three League Cups, and a Champions League victory. His tenure at City has been highlighted by a historic Treble in the last campaign.

Before joining Man City, Guardiola had already established an illustrious career, accumulating a total of 21 trophies while managing Barcelona and Bayern Munich. This success has only been furthered during his time in England.

Speculation about Guardiola's potential departure from Man City has been ongoing, but the 52-year-old, a former Spain international, expressed his contentment at the club at the start of the current season. He reaffirmed his commitment by signing a two-year contract extension, citing his comfort and the satisfaction of the club's board and hierarchy with his performance, regardless of the team's success in winning the Treble or not. This statement underlines Guardiola's happiness and alignment with the club's leadership and strategic direction.

Pep Guardiola, the celebrated Manchester City manager, has always expressed his satisfaction at the club, stating that his future decisions will be based on his level of contentment and the club's satisfaction with his performance. He has indicated a willingness to defend the titles won and consider his future at the end of the season, depending on his energy levels.

Currently, Man City is trailing by five points in the Premier League, following a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. This has sparked rumors about Guardiola potentially leaving at the season's end to take over the England national team.

Gareth Southgate, the current England manager, has been successful with the Three Lions but could face pressure if England does not win the Euros. The national team boasts a talented roster including Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, and Bukayo Saka.

Spanish publication Nacional reports that Guardiola has received a long-awaited offer and might leave Man City in the summer. After achieving significant milestones with Man City, Guardiola reportedly feels his time in the Premier League may be nearing its end, although a return to Barcelona is not being considered.

The report suggests Guardiola is drawn to the challenge of leading the English national team, where he and his family feel at home. The FA is purportedly contemplating a change regardless of Southgate's results, with Guardiola seen as the ideal candidate to lead a talented generation in pursuit of World Cup success.

Nacional further claims that discussions between Guardiola and the FA about the England coaching role have already taken place, pointing to a significant shift in Guardiola's illustrious career. This move would mark a new chapter for both Guardiola and the English national team, potentially bringing his expertise and success to the international stage.

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