Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola suggests he may leave City in 2023 and “have a break”

Sports

The Athletic 25 August, 2021 - 02:58pm 8 views

Is Kane staying at Tottenham?

Harry Kane has confirmed he will be staying at Tottenham this summer and that he is “100% focused on helping the team achieve success” having accepted defeat in his battle to force a move to Manchester City. The GuardianHarry Kane confirms he is staying at Spurs after accepting City deal is dead

Pep Guardiola has suggested that he may leave Manchester City when his contract expires at the end of the 2022-2023 season.

Guardiola signed a new deal until 2023 last November amid speculation that he would be ready to leave the club this summer.

Instead he guided City to their third Premier League title in his fifth season in charge and, should he fulfil his current agreement, he will have spent seven years in Manchester.

But at a virtual event with XP Investimentos he said that will be the point he takes a step back from the game.

Guardiola said: “My next step will be a national team if it’s possible. But a national team will be the next step.

“After doing seven years here, I don’t know if I’ll be here longer, I think I’ll have a break.

“I’ll rest a little after so many years, I’ll have to stop to see what we have done, how we do things, to learn from other coaches that I’m excited to take a look at, and in this process if a national team offers an opportunity to coach at a Copa America, European Championship or World Cup I would probably like to do that.”

Harry Kane is staying at Tottenham. There's been no apology, no regret, no self-reflection from the player. But does that even matter?

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola have long been admirers of Jack Grealish, but for how long? And how did they make him sign?

With the Premier League agreeing to block players from travelling to red list countries, what will happen now?

Harry Kane is staying at Tottenham. There's been no apology, no regret, no self-reflection from the player. But does that even matter?

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola have long been admirers of Jack Grealish, but for how long? And how did they make him sign?

With the Premier League agreeing to block players from travelling to red list countries, what will happen now?

Read full article at The Athletic

Analysis: What Does Harry Kane Deal Collapse mean for Manchester City?

Bitter and Blue 26 August, 2021 - 03:10am

England Skipper To Remain At North London Club

But the 28-year-old has taken to Twitter to break the news that he is staying put in North London.

“It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks,” Kane tweeted.

“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success. #COYS”

It’s not yet known what is responsible for this decision as the forward had expressed his desire to leave the club in search of silverware. The Etihad Stadium was seen as the ideal destination.

The Blues have become a winning machine with Guardiola at the helm. It’s now almost a guarantee that the club will win at least a trophy every season. So for a player like Kane, this would have been an ideal move. Yet, this announcement could mean the end of the saga.

There could be different reasons for this latest development. With a new manager in charge and several signings made to strengthen the side, the Englishman may be convinced the team is now strong enough to finally challenge for trophies.

Back-to-back wins at the beginning of the season including beating City 1-0 show Tottenham have a strong team going into the new campaign. That the team could hold it’s own against arguably the best team in the land made a huge statement.

Another reason could be that he does not want to ruin his legacy at the club. He is currently king at Tottenham and well loved by the fans. As can be seen in the statement, he is concerned about them.

Thirdly, it could also be that City have made it clear they will not meet Tottenham’s £150m valuation. With Daniel Levy holding out for the fee, the deal is now unlikely. Seeing the handwriting on the wall, the striker has moved to make the announcement to appease the club’s fans.

However, there’s still a possibility of agreeing to make the move next summer. As can be seen in the statement, he has not committed his long-term future to Tottenham. But whether City are interested in still securing his services next summer remains to be seen. He will be 29 by then.

What do you think could be responsible for the U-turn?

Sports Stories