Pellegrini: Guardiola talk of no concern

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not concerned with rumours that Pep Guardiola is being lined up to replace him at the helm.

Guardiola has just over six months left on his contract with Bayern Munich and speculation has been rife that the Spaniard could depart the Allianz Arena at the end of the season.

The rumour mill intensified this week when the Bayern head coach revealed he has made a decision on his future and will announce his plans next week.

Guardiola has been linked with both City and neighbours Manchester United of late, but Pellegrini has no fears that his job is under threat.

Asked in his pre-match press conference ahead of Monday's clash with Arsenal if the reports worried him, the Chilean declared: "Absolutely not. I am not concerned about that.

"The only concern that I can have in my profession is to try and win the next game and to win the Premier League.

"That would be very successful, in three years, to win two Premier Leagues and be runner-up. Those are things that maybe I can worry about, not about speculation or rumour."