Guardiola: The decision to renew my contract is not in my hands

Guardiola: The decision to renew my contract is not in my hands, and Mahrez is good at dealing with pressures

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirmed that the decision to renew his contract with Manchester City is not in his hands, but rather the management of the Citizens Club alone.

Guardiola said on the sidelines of the press conference for the match against Fulham City in the FA Cup tomorrow: “Maybe people will not believe me, but the club responsible for the decision to renew my contract, not me.”

And about the psychological state of Riyad Mahrez after Algeria’s exit from the African Nations, he said: “The rest week was good, it is very strong, and he puts bad and good things behind him quickly, and he is good at dealing with pressures.”

Regarding the players’ readiness, he said: “Everyone is ready, except for Gabriel Jesus, who returned from the international break with some problems. Cole Palmer is not ready, and has not trained yet.”

On the renewal of Joao Cancelo’s contract, he commented: “The club makes decisions about the coach. We talk together constantly, but the club is not stupid to not know how to continue in the coming years. These players will be useful to any coach. I am happy with the decision to renew the contract.”

“We are a young team, except for Fernandinho and Carson, the average age is excellent, the club has to work to keep these players, their behavior is good and they behave rationally, they all love to play football, and they are very alert.”

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