By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 BST, 23 October 2020 | Updated: 22:52 BST, 23 October 2020
Pep Guardiola insisted that inactivity over a new contract will have no bearing on Manchester City's performances this season.
Guardiola, whose deal runs out in June, denied suggestions that he had opened negotiations with the club's hierarchy over an extension on Friday.
The Catalan is yet to commit either way and wants to gauge how his squad are reacting to his methods over the coming weeks before deciding on his next move.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola insists he has not started negotiations over a new deal
Guardiola wants to gauge how his squad react to his methods before deciding his future
Asked whether players' mentalities could alter with added stability, Guardiola said: 'Absolutely not. They want to play well every single game.
'When they are on the pitch they do absolutely everything with one manager or another one, because they are incredible professional. Nothing changes, absolutely not.'
Guardiola has never led a team into a fifth season and City hope he will remain in