Pep Guardiola is already looking at extending his stay at Manchester City if only he can lead the club to glory.

However, he has warned his players he will accept nothing less than total commitment to his strict philosophy and approach to football management.

Early Premier League leaders City lost their 100 per cent record under the manager in midweek with the 3-3 Champions League draw at Brendan Rodgers led Celtic.

Midfielder Fernandinho admitted afterwards it is hard for City’s players to maintain the levels of intensity demanded by the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.

But Guardiola, whose City side visit London for a top of the table clash on Sunday against Tottenham, turned down the opinion, though he is enjoying life at City so much he coud extend his stay.

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“I’m so happy here. So I’m not just thinking, ‘Will it just be three years?’” said Guardiola.

“When I decided to say goodbye to Barcelona and Bayern Munich, I decided in the last year. I said, ‘OK, it’s enough’.

“But I can stay more time, or less.

“Less time depends on the results, or if the chairman is not happy with me or our job. That can always happen. But, if they’re happy, I can stay that period and if I’m happy and they’re happy, why not longer?

“I’m so happy here, but it’s not about happiness. It’s about the way I’m looking forward to make things good and making fans of Manchester City happy to watch our games.

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“That’s what I want, and when I feel that’s not going to happen, in that moment I’m not going to stay.”


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