Date published: Friday 17th May 2019 1:02
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola issued a strong response to reports that he could take over as Juventus boss next season.
Massimiliano Allegri will leave his position as Juventus head coach at the end of the season sparking more speculation that they want to appoint the Spaniard.
He said: “I’m not going to Juventus or to Italy. I have two more years here. I’m not going to move, I’m satisfied here, I’m not going anywhere. Next season I will be manager of Manchester City.”
Guardiola to Juve? “How many times do I have to say? I’m not going to go to Juventus, I’m not going to move to Italy. I’m satisfied here, I’m not going anywhere. Next season I will be manager of Man City, I said many times.”
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) May 17, 2019
Guardiola, meanwhile, revealed that left-back Benjamin Mendy, who has not featured in the past month, has been absent through injury and will not face Watford.
He said: “He’s not fit, he will be fit next season. He’s not available for the final.”
On the positive side, midfielder Fernandinho trained yesterday and could be in contention.