Guardiola insists his “priority absolutely” next season will be to retain the Premier League title, rather than winning the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
City were regarded as genuine Champions League contenders this year, in what was their seventh consecutive season in the competition, but they were eliminated by Liverpool in the quarter-finals.
Having dominated the Premier League this season, you may expect Guardiola to focus on European glory. But that is not the case.
“I would sign right now for what we have done this season next season,” Guardiola said.
“Right now, to win the Premier League is the most important title (for the club) to show.
“Believe me, I would dream to play the final of the Champions League, or to win the Champions League.
“I know how beautiful it is to finish the season with that beautiful trophy.
“But I prefer to have a team every day like a machine – being there, home and away, good conditions or bad conditions.”