"I feel that the process of my goodbye has already started".

Guardiola moved to clarify comments made last week in which he indicated he was pondering the end of his coaching career, which led to speculation that he had grown disillusioned with life in England. And the City head coach insisted he plans to see out the next two and a half years of his contract. "But I'm 45. I'm not going to retire in two or three years", he continued.

However, an interview with West Ham United's website suggests that Fletcher could be a part of the West Ham squad to face the Premier League giants in Friday's FA Cup clash at the London Stadium.

"All I said was that I would not be still a trainer when I am 60", Guardiola said. I think I am good because I've spent seven years plus at good teams.

And despite the Hammers' own struggles this season, City are hardly without their own issues, now fourth in the league, seven points from leaders Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola was so grumpy after City's 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday that he hinted that the end of his managerial career was approaching.

As he prepared for his first ever FA Cup at West Ham, Pep Guardiola was at pains to refute the perception that he is already growing frustrated at the Etihad.

However, Gary Lineker, who played for Barcelona when a young Guardiola was coming through the club's academy, believes we have misjudged the mood of the former Spain global.

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Right-wingers denounced the move and Obama's apparent role in encouraging its passage, even though the USA formally abstained. He said: "I felt that the court picked up the knife from the ground and stabbed it in the back of all the soldiers".

In his latest set of freakish comments, Guardiola has heaped the praise on City's local rivals, Manchester United.

But Guardiola believes that City are making fast progress -- and that their future is bright. For Manchester City fans, Manchester City is the most important thing.

In quotes reported by the Daily Mirror, Guardiola said: "We don't have the history with this shirt, of Barcelona, Juventus, (Bayern) Munich or Manchester United".

"Maybe people were wrong, or maybe you misunderstood when they said I was coming here to change absolutely everything", he said. I think Manchester City is one of the best clubs in the world right now and it is my job to make it stronger.

"I was talking in terms of titles and the history", he said".

The Citizens were favourites for the Premier League title at the start of the season following the Barcelona and Bayern Munich legend's appointment as their new manager. But this club being a lesser club than those?

"We wanted Simone Zaza to join the club", he said.