During an exclusive interview with Fred Caldeira and TNT Sport this week, Fernandinho has opened up on his Manchester City future and when fans can expect a decision on such with the Brazilian's contract set to expire this summer.
There has been much speculation in recent weeks over where the next destination for the legendary Brazilian midfielder may be, with some suggestions from South America claiming that Manchester City had made a proposal to the 35-year-old to become an assistant coach under Pep Guardiola from next season.
Although that suggestion has been denied by the City boss himself, Fernandinho has revealed exclusively to TNT Sports and Fred Caldeira this week that a proposal for an off-the-field role at the Etihad Stadium has been made.
According to translations from Twitter page ManCityBrazil, Fernandinho told Caldeira that although he is 'flattered' by the proposal from the club, that he will not be making a decision on his future until the end of the season, to maintain full focus on the campaign itself.
Fernandinho said, "I've been focused on the club, I know how much my teammates need me. I made a decision to only decide my future when the season is over. I already had an offer, not to be part of Pep’s staff, but to be an employee of the club."
"I was flattered, after eight years at Manchester City and the respect I have gained here, but it is a decision that I put aside", Fernandinho said when discussing the proposal made by the club in recent months.
There have been plenty of call from City supporters on Monday for the club to hand the former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder another contract extension, following his hugely impressive performance against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The Brazilian has been instrumental to the success achieved under both Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola, since his arrival from Ukraine in the summer of 2013. Securing three Premier League titles and a multitude of other domestic honours, the midfielder has undoubtedly stamped his authority on the recent history of the football club.
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