The Catalan, in his sixth campaign as boss at the Etihad, was asked whether he would ever consider managing England at his pre-West Ham United press conference on Friday.
He believes Gareth Southgate is doing a fine job and hopes he signs another extension in addition to the one he penned earlier this week.
And although he reiterated his desire to take charge of a national team one day, he says City will be his only English club side.
“Gareth is doing an incredible job,” Pep said. “He extended two years so congratulations on my behalf to Gareth.
“I would love, I said many times, when I finish here, the pleasure to lead a team at a World Cup. But it is not easy to find it. There are only a few positions.
“I would like it but if it doesn't happen I will train clubs, so it will not be a problem.
“What I want is Gareth has done an incredible job. Honestly what I want is for him to extend the contract and then after that extend more.
“I am not here to take a position from anyone. It’s not my target.
“I want to be here [at City] as long as possible, as much as my energy and love is here. After that I don't know what will happen.
“Years ago never thought I would be Manchester City trainer and when I came I never thought for six years I would be here. Never.
“Life dictates your future so we will see what happens there.”
CITY V WEST HAM
City host West Ham on Sunday, with kick off at 14:00 (UK).
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