Pep Guardiola hopes to stay at Manchester City after this season although Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font said he wants his return.

Font, the front runner to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu after resigning earlier this week, Tell Sky Sports News He wants to return Guardiola to the Nou Camp While also sticking to Lionel Messi.

Guardiola is in the final year of his contract with City but hopes to extend his stay at Etihad Stadium.

“I am very happy here,” said Guardiola. “I’m happy to be in Manchester and I hope I can do a good job this season to stay longer.”

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Guardiola said muscle injuries have risen dramatically in the Premier League this season

Guardiola had to deal with a bunch of infections in the early part of the season, a problem he feels has been exacerbated by the shortening of the summer vacation and the severity of the pandemic-affected calendar.

Other clubs were affected and Guardiola urged the Premier League to consider a return to allowing five substitutes, as they did in the final stages of last season after the closure.

The City president said, “They definitely should, 100 percent.” “It’s not just one club.

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In the Premier League, footballers suffer 47 percent more muscle injuries than the previous season, due to lack of preparation and the amount of matches.

“All leagues, Germany and Spain, have five substitutions to protect players, not to protect one team or another.

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“I hope they can review and do what the rest of the world is doing. We have to adjust a lot of things during this pandemic, the reality is very different than it was before.

“Smart people control the world in favor of football and players. We’ll see.”

London, England - October 24: During the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on October 24, 2020 in London, UK.  Sports stadiums across the UK are still being severely restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic as government social distancing laws ban fans inside stadiums, leading to matches being played behind closed doors.  (Photo by Kathryn Evil / Getty Images)
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Sergio Aguero suffered a hamstring injury in front of West Ham

Pep not sure on the Aguero time frame

Guardiola does not yet have a clear timeframe for the return of historic striker Sergio Aguero.

Aguero suffered a hamstring injury in last week’s draw with West Ham and could be out for up to a month.

Guardiola said: “It is progressing.” “He is still not available to train with us, but he is progressing,” he added.

Gabriel Jesus and Nathan Aki have also been sidelined but are closer to returning. However, it looks like Benjamin Mendy will stay much longer.

“Gabriel is improving, Nathan is improving,” Guardiola said. “We’ll check the others today (Friday) but Mandy can’t train.”