talksport: Guardiola has won back-to-back Premier League and Carabao Cup titles, plus an FA Cup since arriving in England three years ago.
But in a new book, Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam by Spanish journalists Lu Martín and Pol Ballús, who had exclusive access to the manager, he insists club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak knows he will quit if everything goes wrong at the Etihad.
“He knows I’d step aside if things weren’t going to plan,” he said.
“I’ll give everything to avoid that and make every effort to move things forward. No coasting.”
Despite the less than perfect start to the season, Guardiola appeared confident of catching leaders Liverpool to retain a third successive Premier League title, which no club has managed since Man United in 2009.
“I know these guys. Still they are incredibly involved [committed] and can do it. What happened, happened,” he said after defeat to Wolves.
“Most of the teams who won [the Premier League] in the past, the year after, don’t win [unlike City last season].
“Today was the day, not our level. The previous games were good. But the distance is big.
“I know that. Liverpool is not dropping points. But we are in October, there are still a lot of games and competition.”
Guardiola signed a new three-year deal in May after guiding City to a historic domestic treble last season.
But he has a habit of not sticking around at one club for too long, having left an unstoppable Barcelona side after four years, before spending three years at Bayern Munich between 2013 and 2016.
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