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Pep Guardiola rules out managing Spain but wants global job

Pep Guardiola rules out managing Spain but wants global job

However, surging television revenues, commercial sponsors and regular Champions League football mean that City now trail only local rivals Manchester United and European powerhouses Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for income, according to football finance specialists Deloitte.

City, whose 2016-17 revenue stood at £473.4 million, have become only the second English club to break the £500 million barrier after Manchester United in 2016 - a feat their neighbours repeated past year by bringing in £581.2 million. Pep Guardiola had said his team would get fully up to speed after the global break and so they are. Then again most just couldn't lose a player of De Bruyne's quality.

"I thought: 'Who wants me?" The money is so important but after they choose the right people, from the beginning 10 years ago to make a step forward. I expect we will be successful and spend less next season.

After being asked whether he would extend his deal with City beyond 2020, Silva replied: 'For City, two more seasons - what's left on my contract.

Silva's motivation for moving to Las Palmas, who were relegated from La Liga previous year, is because he wants his son Mateo to grow up on the same island as he did.

"I will finish where I started; my final steps will be with youth teams".




He added: "I hope you have enjoyed these last 10 years and I promise the next 10 will be no less exciting".

"City wanted me", Silva recalls.

"I don't know what his release clause is", he told a news conference.

Sterling started six matches as Gareth Southgate's men finished fourth at the 2018 World Cup and has scored twice in three Premier League starts for the reigning champions this term. "I do not feel judged by a defeat or victory".

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"But we'll see how things go in two years and take it all from there".