Several big names, including Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, have been linked with the vacant head coach’s position at Bayern Munich after the club parted ways with Niko Kovač. Ahead of City’s clash against Chelsea on Saturday, the Spaniard ruled out a possible return to Munich in 2020.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Guardiola said he respects the deal he has with the Premier League giants, which runs until the summer of 2021. He prefers to stick to his current contract and is not thinking about a move at the moment. He said,
I like the people from Bayern a lot. I was incredibly happy there, but they know I’m a guy that respects what I sign. When these things appear, is it the media or the club? We don’t know. It could be one guy [starting a rumor] and then people take it.
The Spaniard stated that wants to offer the best of what he has to the Citizens and emphasized his desire to stay at the club until his contract runs out:
In football, when you are not getting results you can be sacked but in this case if the club [Manchester City] wants me, I want to stay here.
Guardiola has made some very pleasant memories both in Munich and Barcelona, and is doing the same in Manchester. He seems to believe that finishing his tenure in England is the right thing to do, regardless of how much love he has for his former clubs:
It doesn’t matter if Bayern want me or not in the future. My love for the city, the club and the people I met there is incredible. It is the same in Barcelona because it is my hometown, but the same happened here. I have more things to do.
"I have everything here to stay."— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 22, 2019
Pep Guardiola has dismissed rumours of a return to Bayern Munich and says the German club know he will respect his Manchester City contract: https://t.co/QXtxIiNRuC pic.twitter.com/EZvRwILfxh
Even though many people might be looking forward to it, it seems that Pep Guardiola will not be making a return to the Bavarian capital for the time being.