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Progress must be made at Man City – Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola has warned his players that progress must be continued to be made at Manchester City in order for him to see out his new contract

The Catalan signed a new two-year deal with the Premier League champions on Thursday that he will see remain at the club until the end of the 2020-21 season with his original contract still having a further year remaining.

In his nine-year managerial career, Guardiola has spent four years at Barcelona and three at Bayern Munich.

The 47-year-old warned that he may also decide to leave City, after a short spell, if they are unable to continue their progress made from this season.

“The contract and the manager always depends on the result. We have extended two years to stay for the next three years but we depend on results,” said Guardiola, according to SportsKeeda.

“In football, what you have done in one year can change absolutely everything. But I have confidence with the club, with the chairman [Khaldoon Al Mubarak], with [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain]. We know [each other] perfectly.

“When we feel things are not going well, we are going to change and I am going to make a step back.

“I am trying, with all my efforts and desire to avoid that, and instead of making a step back we are going to make a step forward to maintain the level of this club.

“We have a contract because we have to have a contract, but the club knows me and when I have the feeling that our relationship with the players is not good I am going to make a step back and another guy is going to come to help the players maintain this high level.”