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Anderlecht player-manager Kompany: Man City must keep Guardiola

Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany says Manchester City must keep hold of Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola signed a new contract last year until 2021, but reports earlier this month suggested that the deal included an option to depart 12 months early - something he has denied.

Former City captain Kompany told Sky Sports: "If I was in a deciding position at City now, [then] I would do everything I can to keep Pep [Guardiola] for as long as I can. He is truly the best.

"To say anyone will ever come near, it is speculating in a ludicrous way."

Asked about succeeding Guardiola, he added: "I am not thinking about that."

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