Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini brushes off latest rumours regarding Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has brushed away the latest speculation linking Pep Guardiola with his job.

City are reportedly on high alert after the highly-rated Bayern Munich boss suggested he could make an announcement about his future next week.

But stories linking City with the former Barcelona coach are not new - and even predate Pellegrini’s appointment in 2013 - and the Chilean has never let them bother him.

Asked if he was worried, the 62-year-old said at a press conference: “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.”