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"For the Next 20 Years!" - City Football Group Board Member Reveals Hopes for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Future

CFG board member Alberto Galassi is keen for Pep Guardiola to stay on as Manchester City manager for the next 20 years, the Italian manager revealed in an interview with Sky Sports this week.

Pep Guardiola lifted his fourth Premier League title in five seasons at the weekend as his side completed a scintillating, late comeback to steal a win against Aston Villa and finish one point clear of Liverpool to retain their crown.

The Catalan helped the Blues pip Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the absence of a natural number nine in the first-team squad last term, with Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva amongst those who slotted in down the middle at various points of the season.

With Klopp set to stay at Liverpool until 2026, there is renewed hope amongst the Manchester City faithful for Guardiola to put pen to paper and commit his long-term future to the six-time Premier League winners as he enters the final year of his existing contract.

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"Guardiola is the reason why Manchester City have come to win what they have won: the work he does with his staff is invaluable."

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The information amongst several quarters is that Guardiola is likely to extend his six-year tenure at the Etihad Stadium despite his aspirations of managing a national team when he eventually moves on from Manchester City.

Galassi added: "I would like it (Guardiola to remain City manager) for the next twenty years and I also believe the president. 

"I've heard it before: I wished him sun, sea and golf, to rest. We won't talk about the renewal now, but I hope he stays."

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