Pep Guardiola has decided to continue the adventure in Manchester City by extending his contract for two years. However, PSG tried to rush into the breach by making him an offer, which the Spaniard rejected.
“To say that we support him is one thing. The truth is that we never thought of changing Tuchel. We never called anyone. Afterwards there are people who talk. Because Tuchel’s role is envied, but honestly, the club has never put another coach on the table to replace Tuchel. »
On 10 November last, PSG sports director Leonardo cleared the field about Thomas Tuchel, providing him with support for the first time since their scramble through the media. The German coach would have nothing to fear for his position and no coach was contacted.
A version that clashes with the information reported this Friday by the serious The Times, but also by Guillem Balague, an influential Spanish journalist who closely follows the career of Pep Guardiola. Because it is Pep Guardiola we are talking about. Yesterday, we learned that his contract with Manchester City has been extended for two more seasons. But the contractual situation of the 49-year-old Spanish coach, initially bound until 2021, had attracted some courtiers.
The PSG made an offer for Pep
The Times and Balague therefore report that Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus Turin and other formations have contacted the Iberian technician and made an offer, should he not extend his contract with Manchester City. Recent approaches that Guardiola rejected without blinking an eye, persuaded to continue the adventure with the Citizens.
He was not mistaken since, despite repeated failures in the Champions League and the loss of the title to Liverpool last season, the club’s management did not prevent them from wanting to continue. Guardiola feels all the confidence around him, and knows that this is the rarest commodity, sought after by all coaches.
The Times reveals that he has only once feared being sacked by Manchester City. It was at the end of his first season, in 2016-2017, when he was knocked out in the last 16 of the Champions League by AS Monaco and finished 3rd in the Premier League.