Pep Guardiola chose to renew his contract with Manchester City and now he faces a series of challenges, such as beating Liverpool, winning the Champions League, and more…
The paths of Guardiola and City are still linked. The manager decided to continue with the English club, which offered him a one-year contract extension with an option for another, until June 2023.
The coach is very clear that his place is in Manchester and that he will try to do everything possible to achieve success. But what challenges does the Catalan have ahead of him?
The newspaper ‘MARCA’ refers to the most important, the one that Pep wants more than any other, to win the Champions League, something that the City has not yet done in 126 years of history.
The club hired him to conquer the tournament and he still has yet to complete that goal. He has tried and failed on more than one occasion, which has left a bad taste in his mouth.
Another of his challenges is to continue developing young players, as in the case of Ferran. The former Valencia player was the latest star to blow up and Pep is more than delighted with his performance.
On the other hand, the objective is also to dethrone Liverpool. Klopp’s team seems practically invincible and there is no greater motivation than to regain your place in the Premiership at the expense of the champions.
And finally, the top priority is Messi. There have been rumours of his signing this summer and he may well end up wearing City’s colours in the summer of 2021. In the documentary ‘This is Football’, Pep explained in detail the facet of Leo on the field.
Nobody knows the player better than he does and in the end the reunion may be possible. All the conditions for an exit are there and Messi has already tried to leave Barcelona once.