Pep Guardiola has no Manchester City break clause

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
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Pep Guardiola will be Manchester City manager next season even if the club do not qualify for the Champions League.

The Bayern Munich coach has signed a three-year contract to succeed Manuel Pellegrini this summer.

Sunday's defeat by Manchester United has put City's top-four place in doubt, leading to discussion over whether Guardiola has an escape clause.

But BBC Sport has learned no break clause exists, so the 45-year-old Spaniard will join in July as planned.

Sunday's defeat means City are in the fourth and final Champions League qualifying slot, a point above West Ham and Manchester United.

All three teams have played 30 Premier League games.

Former Barcelona boss Guardiola has never coached in the Europa League.

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