Guardiola open to City stay

Guardiola open to City stay

Pep Guardiola says he is keeping an open mind to staying at Manchester City beyond the end of his current three-year contract.

The Spaniard has settled into life in England very quickly, guiding his new charges to victory in 10 of the 11 matches they have played since he replaced Manuel Pellegrini.

Guardiola says he is enjoying his time at the Etihad and admits it is possible he could stay at City long-term, which would be in contrast to his stint at Bayern Munich, leaving the German champions at the end of his three-year contract.

However, the former Barcelona chief says it may not be up to him whether he stays on and admits it is too early to be discussing his long-term future.

"I am so happy here so I'm not just thinking about 'will it just be three years?'" Guardiola said. "When I decided to say goodbye to Barcelona and Bayern Munich I decided in the last year. I said 'okay it's enough.'

"I can stay more time or less. Less I know will happen depends on the results or if the chairman is not happy with me or our job. That [can] always happen.

"But if they are happy with me I can stay that period and I am happy and they are happy, why not longer?

"If I see the perspective to improve the team is not possible or I'm not happy any more -- when that happens I don't want to be a problem with the club. I never try to be a problem for the club."