German manager being ‘closely monitored’ by Man City should Pep Guardiola not wish to extend his contract

Manchester City are ‘closely monitoring’ the intentions of RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, should Pep Guardiola choose to not extend his contract after the conclusion of this season.
By Sam Puddephatt , |

Manchester City are ‘closely monitoring’ the intentions of RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, should Pep Guardiola choose to not extend his contract after the conclusion of this season, as reported by Jason Burt at the Telegraph.

It has been widely reported that the hierarchy at the Etihad Stadium are comprising a small list of potential candidates to fill the managerial position – and the latest developments indicate that Nagelsmann is making his way up the list. 

After taking over on the touchline at the start of the 2019 season, the German-born boss took RB Leipzig to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, and recorded several dominating wins in the Bundesliga in the meantime – notably 4-0 against Union Berlin in his first game in charge, and 8-0 against Mainz later on in the season.

Since starting his tenure at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has brought the club significant success - winning two Premier Leagues, three League Cups and an FA Cup – whilst achieving Manager of the Year twice in the same period. This is his fifth season in charge in Manchester, making it the longest time he has spent at a single club as the manager.

The Catalan coach certainly impressed in midweek, as his Manchester City side with no natural strikers defeated French outfit Marseille 3-0 away from home in the Champions League. The Blues now face a trip across the county border this weekend, as they face Sheffield United in the Premier League.

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