"I Think He'll Stay", says former City player on Pep Guardiola

Monday, January 27th, 2020 11:23am

By Francis Whiteley

Ex-Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha believes Pep Guardiola is going nowhere.

With Liverpool running away with the title and on course for an unbeaten season, current title holders Manchester City sit 16 points off the Reds, having played an extra game too. 

As a result the future of Pep Guardiola has come into question. The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager oversaw both teams for just three and four seasons previously, and with this his fourth campaign at City, many are wondering whether he will be at the helm at the start of next season.

Asked about the future of Pep at the Manchester club, ex-City centre-back Nedum Onuoha told Andy Hodgson:

"I think with Pep, firstly he doesn't seem the type of manager who will ever get sacked.

"Secondly, if he was to move to somewhere else, where would he move to in this instance? Which clubs are available? Which clubs are looking for a manager? Which managers are looking for that style of coaching?

"I don't really know any at the moment unless it was for a national team or something like that."

The ex-England U-21 international also believes that Pep will want to stick around in order to prove himself against this Liverpool side who can't stop winning.

"I could see him possibly staying as I don't think he's happy with how this season has finished.

"Even though Liverpool are going to win it and might break the record, I don't think Pep will be happy to leave England and not be able to have that record or prove that he can be as good or even better than that Liverpool team next year.

"So I think he will stay."

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