Ilkay Gundogan will not decide on Man City future until he knows whether Pep Guardiola is staying as manager

    ILKAY GUNDOGAN will not decide on his Manchester City future until he knows whether Pep Guardiola is staying on as boss.

    The captain has about six months of his contract left and is wanted by top clubs in Europe.

    Ilkay Gundogan is waiting to decide on his Manchester City future

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    Ilkay Gundogan is waiting to decide on his Manchester City futureCredit: Getty
    Gundogan is waiting to see whether Pep Guardiola signs an extension

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    Gundogan is waiting to see whether Pep Guardiola signs an extensionCredit: EPA

    He insists he is happy with City, which has been his home since 2016, but he knows the manager’s deal ends this summer.

    The pair have a special bond from their seven seasons working together so Gundogan, 32, will hold fire on a decision.

    The Germany star said: “I’m quite calm, confident with my situation and happy where I am.

    “I don’t feel there is a decision to take right now.

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    “It’s quite normal to have rumours when you’re in this situation.

    “Also, the manager’s contract is expiring in the summer, too, so I don’t really know what’s going to happen with him — no-one really knows.

    “If you look back to my career then you will see everywhere I was, it was because of the manager that was there.”

    Guardiola could hold talks with City chiefs when he leads his squad on a warm-weather training camp to Abu Dhabi next month.

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    Gundogan told Arab News: “I want to be appreciated by the person that is the boss there and I want to enjoy the type of football we play.”

    The midfielder has won four Premier League titles, four League Cups and the FA Cup during his time at the Etihad.

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