Pep Guardiola has hinted that he may be set to leave Manchester City after he revealed that chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak is “not happy” with him following a failed defense of their title.
The Cityzens lost the premier league title to Liverpool with a points margin of more than 20points and the Spaniard admits that it wasn’t good enough despite still having the opportunity of winning the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
“I’m critical of my club,” Guardiola said. “Internally, when I don’t like something I say to my chairman, [but] my chairman is not happy with me.
“We finished 21 points behind Liverpool. He’s not happy with me, but we discuss internally to try and do better next season, to convince them. But always on the pitch.”
Guardiola’s current contract is due to expire next summer, and he is not worried about what happen if he stays or leaves the club because they have a structure that will always ensure they perform well.
“This club is incredibly solid with Pep and without Pep,” Guardiola added. “This club had success before my arrival here, with [Roberto] Mancini and [Manuel] Pellegrini, they won a lot of titles and played really good football.
“So without me, when I leave – and I don’t know when that will be – the structure of the club wants to grow and to be solid.”
Pep has won eight titles since he arrived the Etihad in 2016, including two Premier League titles.