Manchester Town’s win at Aston Villa put them 2nd within the Premier League however they nonetheless path Liverpool through 14 issues

Pep Guardiola says he’s “100% staying” as Manchester Town supervisor subsequent season.

After successful successive Premier League titles with file issues totals, Town glance sure to complete 2nd at best possible to runaway leaders Liverpool this time period.

It has resulted in ideas Guardiola will cause a spoil clause in his contract, which runs to 2021.

On the other hand, talking ahead of Saturday’s house recreation with Crystal Palace, Guardiola mentioned: “Until they sack me, I’m staying, 100%.”

Town had been 3rd within the Premier League ahead of successful 3-1 at Manchester United within the first leg in their Carabao Cup semi-final and beating Aston Villa 6-1 to return above Leicester.

“It isn’t as a result of we have now gained the remaining two video games,” Guardiola added. “Even supposing it was once going dangerous, I am not going any place.

“No supervisor wins always. I experience running with those avid gamers. Now we have misplaced some video games so it’s easy, we want to determine what we will be able to do higher.”

‘In case you are coaching at 72, it should be dull at house’

Guardiola celebrates his 49th birthday on Saturday, this means that he’s going to be 23 years more youthful than Roy Hodgson within the reverse dugout at Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola was once simplest 5 when Hodgson started his managerial occupation at Swedish membership Halmstad.

The Spaniard marvels at how the previous England boss has retained his enthusiasm for the sport, even supposing Hodgson’s spouse, Sheila, will not be too happy at Guardiola’s overview.

“I believe when you find yourself coaching at 72, it should be dull at house,” he mentioned.

“Our process is sweet. You might be running with younger other folks, athletes, in festival. Each recreation is other. Perhaps that is why Roy and the opposite older managers do it. It’s not that i am going to retire subsequent week or subsequent 12 months however I do not believe I will be able to nonetheless be a supervisor at that age.”

In the meantime, Town’s French defender Aymeric Laporte is last in on a comeback.

Laporte has been absent since August, when he suffered a knee harm towards Brighton.

He has been coaching with the first-team squad for a few weeks and even supposing Guardiola has dominated the 25-year-old out of the Palace recreation, it’s understood he could also be in competition for a go back when Town host Fulham within the FA Cup fourth spherical on 26 January.

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