Current Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, who will be taking over at Manchester City in the summer, thinks Manuel Neuer will be staying for the foreseeable future.
Rumours flared up recently that Neuer would be following his coach to England, after The Mirror stated that he is a ‘dream target’ for the Manchester side.
Talking to reporters today ahead of the important game against second place Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, this is what he had to say when questioned about the rumours.
“Manuel Neuer will be the goalkeeper at Bayern Munich for the next five, six, seven, eight or nine years.”
The German goalkeeper has been with The Bavarians for nearly five years, after coming from FC Schalke 04 in July 2011. He has won a collection of trophies with Bayern Munich including three Bundesliga trophies, while he also won the World Cup with Germany in 2014.
Guardiola says he hasn’t talked to Neuer about potentially moving away from Germany, but he thinks the goalkeeper could retire at the club:
“That’s my hunch. I haven’t asked him about this, I don’t know what he thinks. But I think he could stay at Bayern Munich for the rest of his career.”
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund fight in a top-of-the-table clash tomorrow evening. After Bayern Munich lost 2-1 mid-week, a Dortmund win would bring the two teams within two points of each other.