EPL: Guardiola reportedly agrees to leave Manchester City for Juventus

Ross Houston
March 13, 2019

Pep Guardiola has described Manchester City as Champions League "teenagers" and warns they can not take their place in the quarter-finals for granted ahead of Tuesday's game with Schalke.

Journalist Luigi Guelpa claimed this weekend that Guardiola had agreed verbally to become the next head coach at Juve, but Guardiola wasn't having it.

The story first emerged in Radio CRC, where Il Giornale reporter Luigi Gelpa claimed to receive the tip from "the same source who told me Cristiano Ronaldo was going to Juventus" previous year.

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"If Manchester City wants me, I will stay here for two more years and hopefully another one".

Guardiola is now on course to win an unprecedented quadruple with City having already won the Carabao Cup while in contention to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League. "I'm not going to Juventus in next two seasons", Guardiola told the media after the victory.

The Telegraph's report claims the club's owners would like Guardiola to stay at the club for a decade and create a dynasty in Manchester.

"But I feel we will drop points, as few as possible, and try to keep the distance with Liverpool until the last few fixtures and have a chance in the last few fixtures".

"I think the last time there were less boos", Guardiola said. We now have 21 days without Premier League.

"Of course we can arrive in the last stages and make another step forward, I cannot deny that".

He said: "I think the club made their statement yesterday, I can't add more than that".

Speaking about the latest UEFA investigation on Saturday, Guardiola said he had no concerns his achievements at City would be tainted by the allegations.

Watford remains on course for their best-ever top flight finish, while City ended a hard week, which saw various football bodies, including the Premier League, UEFA and FIFA, open investigations into their player recruitment processes and financial affairs. The accusation of financial irregularities are entirely false.

"I said last season I trust a lot what the club has done because I know them".

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