Pellegrini unfazed by Pep rumours

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has brushed off speculation suggesting his current employers are lining up a move for Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.

The Citizens on Friday handed the Chilean a new two-year deal after he steered the club to a second-place finish in the Premier League.

While the club have seemingly given their backing to Pellegrini by handing a new contract, the manager admits his future is by no means certain.

Much of the speculation surrounding Guardiola stems from the fact he worked alongside Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano during their time together at Barcelona.

It has been suggested, on more than one occasion, that the City duo are keen to revive their working relationship with Guardiola.

"Pep Guardiola is a manager that every team will want to manage because he is a great manager," Pellegrini said

"Maybe he is more linked with this team because of the relationship with Txiki and Ferran and I trust in them and I am sure if they want to bring him in, they will tell me.

"I have no problem with my relations inside the club. I know exactly how the owners think."

He added: "In football you never know how long are the contracts. You can sign for 10 years and four months after you are sacked."