Guardiola begins the second of his three-year contract this season and has already told City’s hierarchy that he will need longer to achieve his ambitions.
He is refusing to put a timeframe on his stay at the Etihad – but made it clear he sees himself at the club for the long-term.
He said: “I will try to remain as long as possible to help, to help City keep moving forward and stay high.
“I think the club has to work and listen to the manager in the right moment, but also take their own decisions in the future. Nobody knows what will happen.
“For all the managers in the world it depends on the results.”