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Man City boss Pep Guardiola shuts down Bayern Munich rumours

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed talk of a return to Bayern Munich.

Guardiola's future has been thrown into doubt after City dropped to fourth place, nine points behind Liverpool, amid fears the Spaniard is looking for a way out next summer.

"I want to stay," he said ahead of Saturday evening's home clash with third-placed Chelsea.

"I don't have any reasons to move from here. I am incredibly satisfied to work with this club and these players.

"If people think I'm going to resign or be sacked for these results and being nine points behind, they don't know me. I like this challenge. I love to be in this position.

"If the club wants me next season I want to be here 100 per cent. I want to live in this city because I know lovely people here.

"I want to be here and if they decide the results are getting worse, they are going to take a decision. That's normal.

"It's not because I am friends with (director of football) Txiki (Begiristain) that I am going to stay for the rest of my life. I am here because I win.

"If I don't win, I'm in trouble. I know that but I'm incredibly satisfied. I would like to stay longer. If the club wants, I will stay."

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