Pep Guardiola will be Manchester City manager next season regardless of whether the club are involved in the Champions League or not.
City’s recent poor form has lead to speculation that Guardiola might want to pull the plug on the three-year deal he has agreed with the club, but according to the BBC there is no get-out clause in his contract.
Speaking on Match Of The Day, Alan Shearer said: “Do you think he’s got a clause in his contract because I’m pretty sure he didn’t sign up to take over a Europa League team.
“He’s signed up to take over a team in the Champions League. There’s a big danger that Manchester City might not be in it.”
Guardiola, 45, penned a three-year deal worth more than £15million a year last month and will take over the reins from Manuel Pellegrini in the summer, regardless of whether they are in the Champions League or Europa League.
The BBC report that “Guardiola’s three-year contract is watertight and the 45-year-old will be at City in July come what may”.
Fourth-placed City are just a point clear of West Ham and Manchester United with eight games to go, but their recent form has been appalling.
Pellegrini’s men have only won two of their last eight league games, prompting suggestions that Pellegrini has lost the dressing room on the back of the Guardiola announcement.
The Chile boss has vehemently denied those accusations, but City’s slide has been monumental and they now sit 15 points behind leaders Leicester.
“Of course it is not the best way to finish the season and maybe one thing is linked with the other one, but I repeat I am happy with the attitude.”