Guardiola rejects City talk: I will be at Bayern next season

The 44-year-old has been closely linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena of late but insists that he wants to see out his contract in Bavaria

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has insisted that he has no intention of moving to Manchester City at the end of the season.

The Bavarians have struggled of late, losing their last four games in all competition, sparking talk that he could move elsewhere at the end of the season.

Former Bayern and City midfielder Dietmar Hamann claimed that he was already in advanced talks with the deposed English champions but the 44-year-old says he has no intention of leaving.

“I have one year left on my contract. I’ll stay here next season. That is all,” he insisted at a press conference.

One of the games Bayern lost recently was the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, a 3-0 loss at Camp Nou.

The German champions face the Allianz Arena return on Tuesday and Guardiola feels that his side must not go out all guns blazing against Luis Enrique’s men.

“We must be patient. We can’t do everything in the first 15 to 20 minutes. First we must play football, then we’ll see what happens.

“It’s not easy to take play catch up and control the game. We’ll try.

“They have a 3-0 advantage but it’s just a game. We’ll give it a try and focus on playing our game, not just the result.

“I’m not thinking about what happens if Barca score. If they score one, we’ll need five. Barca have scored 27 goals in their last seven games and have conceded none.

“We must try to have more of the ball than they do.”

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