Guardiola To Open Contract Talks With Manchester City

Florence Fletcher
April 23, 2018

He became the first player to win the Premier League Player of the Month award three times in one season when he was recognised last week. In these next five games, we will see how we react to success.

"We are proud to the do guard of honour for Manchester City on Sunday." said Carvalhal when speaking to Swansea City's official website.

"When I came here the chairman and sporting director never said "You have to win the Champions League" or 'You have to win the Premier League, '" said Guardiola.

The Italian cited City's ambition and willingness to continue spending and backing their manager Pep Guardiola as a reason they will continue to excel. 'Hopefully he'll be ready for the World Cup. I made the players press more, I made them work more, and I had to find other ways to control them.

On Thursday, City TV released footage of the meeting in which the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, who has now won 23 major trophies in his glittering managerial career, addressed the club's staff and gathered them all for a team photo at the club's Etihad training complex.

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City have the Premier League's record points and goals tallies of 95 and 103 in their sights over five remaining matches pitting them against sides at the wrong end of the table - something Guardiola hopes can act as motivation against a familiar lull.

'It would be nice to finish well in terms of good feelings. "I know how the players reacted to a bad season".

"The important thing is to win the title; the records are okay but they are not the most important thing. But maybe that can help us to be focused". The same people, (or) new people. Always there has to be a target. We have to change a few things to make a step forward and that's the challenge.

The PFA have revealed their 2017/18 Premier League Team of the Year - and Sergio Aguero is finally in it. "The first part of his rehabilitaion is there".

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