City respond to 'Pep to Juve' reports

English Premier League

Manchester City have clarified manager Pep Guardiola's future at the club in the wake of reports claiming that the former FC Barcelona manager has agreed to become Juventus' boss.

Despite recently reiterating his desire to stay with the Premier League champions, speculation linking former Bayern Munich coach Guardiola to the Bianconeri was on the rise after an Italian journalist claimed a deal between the Spanish mentor and the Serie A giants had been agreed.

A member of City's hierarchy, Alberto Galassi, has since dismissed the rumours, and revealed the discussion that he had with Juve's vice-chairman Pavel Nedved.

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"Guardiola doesn't want to leave Manchester City," Galassi said, as per Sky Italia.

"Today I spoke with Pavel Nedved and we laughed about it. Guardiola is angry about these stories.

"It's ridiculous, it's fake news!"

Guardiola made history in the 2018/19 campaign with City, guiding his side to an unprecedented domestic treble consisting of the Carabao Cup, the Premier League title and the FA Cup.