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Pep Guardiola has addressed speculation suggesting he might depart Manchester City to pursue an unexpected role amid the upcoming Financial Fair Play (FFP) trial.

Pep Guardiola’s Response to Speculations of Leaving Manchester City for Another Club Before FFP Trial

Amidst swirling rumors about Pep Guardiola’s potential departure from Manchester City, the acclaimed manager has addressed speculation linking him to a return to one of his former clubs in Europe.

Guardiola, renowned for his successful tenure at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, has solidified his legacy as one of the most exceptional managers of this era during his time at Manchester City.

Since his arrival in 2016, Guardiola has steered City to unparalleled success, securing five Premier League titles, one Champions League trophy, along with two FA Cups and four League Cups, marking a golden period in the club’s history.

As the current season approaches its climax, with City poised for potentially more silverware, discussions have emerged about Guardiola seeking fresh challenges. However, the 53-year-old tactician remains committed to his contract, which runs until the end of the 2024/25 season following a two-year extension in 2023.

The uncertainty surrounding City’s future, particularly related to Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, has fueled speculation about Guardiola’s potential departure. Recent reports even suggested City’s contingency plans for his exit, contemplating Girona head coach Michel as a replacement.

Adding to the intrigue, German media outlet Kicker hinted at Guardiola’s former club Bayern Munich expressing interest in his return. With Bayern parting ways with their current head coach, Thomas Tuchel, at the season’s end, rumors of Guardiola’s reunion with the Bavarian giants gained momentum, fueled by his continued ties to Munich.

However, Guardiola’s representatives swiftly dismissed these reports. In a statement to Sky Sports in Germany, they reaffirmed Guardiola’s contentment at Manchester City, emphasizing his contractual obligations until 2025 and dispelling notions of a Bayern Munich homecoming.

While Guardiola maintains a deep-rooted connection with Bayern, his focus remains on Manchester City, quelling speculations of an imminent departure and affirming his dedication to the ongoing journey with the Premier League champions.

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