Spaniard Pep Guardiola is giving no guarantees that he will stay at Manchester City for a longer period.
With 18-months remaining in his contract, City have been keen to tie Guardiola on a longer deal but the manager is giving no commitment after suggesting that his future at the club will not affect the club’s ability to sign new players in the summer.
“I don’t know that the only reason players come here is because I am here. I’d say we have been in contact with others who didn’t come when I was actually here.
“The club is big enough and good enough to be attractive for players who want to play in the way we do. Maybe they watch TV and see us and or have played against them.
“They will also still want to come because of economic reasons or because they want to play for City. Man City is not a bad solution for players,” Guardiola said in an interview with the Premier League.
Guardiola added: “I am here because the club was stable and moving forward before I came.
“Roberto Mancini won the title, and also Manuel Pellegrini and the football they were playing then was really good. I’m not the reason why players come. The club is good enough and we need players to believe they can help us.
“We want to maintain the levels we’ve had over the past seasons and so the club has to be good to convince players and agents.”
Guardiola has been under intense scrutiny this season due to their poor performances this despite leading City to five trophy wins, including two Premier League titles.