As Manchester City clinched their fifth Premier League title in six seasons, Pep Guardiola hinted that he could leave the club. The defending champions secured the title after Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening. Guardiola has won five titles since he arrived in England seven years ago, and this is his third in succession. He is now eyeing a sensational treble, with Man City set to face Manchester United in the FA Cup final and Inter Milan in the Champions League final. If they win both games, they will become the first English club to achieve the treble since Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd in 1999.
However, Guardiola gave a cryptic answer regarding his future in an interview before Arsenal’s defeat handed his side the Premier League title. Speaking to Sky Sports about there being little left to achieve should they lift all three trophies, he said: “First, we have to win it. [Then] you can ask me after and I will tell you how I feel and how I think.” When pressed about whether he had thought about not having anything left to accomplish at Man City, he replied: “Of course, we are three games away and we need each competition to do it. [But] You are going to tell me that our city rivals, Man Utd, will be an easy game? What will happen against an Italian team, who don’t feel favourites? I’m thinking about that. And after, of course, if we achieve then I will tell you.”
Guardiola has won 11 league titles in just 14 seasons of management, as well as two Champions League and nine domestic cups. His Man City contract runs until 2025 – an extension he penned earlier this season.