​​Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola reportedly has a "break clause" in his contract that could see him leave the club in the summer, despite the Spaniard signing an extension on his deal last year, which would keep him at the Etihad till 2021.


As per ​Dailymail, the extension of his contract includes an agreement that he can leave the club in the summer should certain stipulations that satisfy the club be met. Despite this clause, the City officials are confident that the 48-year-old will stay with them for another season and see out his contract in what has been an underwhelming campaign for Guardiola and the management.



The club though are still drawing contingency plans in case that the Spaniard decides to leave, with officials looking at former ​Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino as they have been keen admirers of his style of play.


Guardiola for his part had admitted that he was open to extending his deal at the club, revealing last month that, "I’m open [to it], yes,’ he said, when asked about extending his deal. ‘It is not about what the club wants or not. For me, I want to see my players and the reaction of my players and everything. It is not as simple as I want to extend. I want to see the club, I want to see the players, I want to see how we are still working together."


If he does see out his contract, the Spaniard would have been at the Etihad for five years, longer than he stayed at either ​Barcelona and ​Bayern Munich.