Manchester City were on Friday issued with a two-year ban from the UEFA Champions League, but manager Pepe Guardiola is still loyal and says he will stay.
According to BBC Sports, Guardiola’s contract is set to end in 2021 and does not have a break clause at the end of the season.
Reports are imminent that he will still activate it at the end of the season, should City fail to win the appeal to be presented in the Court of Arbitration for Sports in due time.
The 49-year-old made it clear to friends that he intends to stay at Manchester City despite the club's ban from the Champions League.
The manager will be addressing fans for first time on Wednesday.
City has been playing in the Champions League over decades and during last season campaign, they were bundled out at the quarters stage.