The Catalan says he’ll talk about the possibility of signing a new deal with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, but there are many factors in play.

Pep Guardiola claims all he is searching for is happiness — which could mean he remains at Manchester City past the end of his current contract.

Guardiola’s deal expires at the end of this 2020-21 season, by which point he’ll have been in the Premier League for five decades.

Given he spent four seasons in charge of Barcelona and only three at Bayern Munich, plenty are anticipating Guardiola to leave at that point — but he is not sure.

“I don’t understand,” he told reporters. “I wish to stay an additional year and after that it is different. Additionally, it depends upon the results.

“When I mentioned a month ago, that in the future we will have been together for five seasons, I do not exclude it at all if the club is happy with me and our team to extend the contract.

“Now I would like to be concentrated on those three months, we need to perform game-by-game the best as you can, winning matches and after we have time to think.”

When asked what he was looking for in the long run, Guardiola’s answer was straightforward.

“My joy,” he said. “I’m searching for my happiness. That’s the one thing I’m searching for.”

And, when asked what it was about Manchester that made him happy, he responded:”For the weather! I must care for my skin; folks say the sun isn’t good. Everyone is searching for this to be happy.

“I am working with excellent players and I have the impression that they follow us 100 percent. I know it’s hard working with us and with me, but I am happy.

“That is the sole reason why – when I proceed constantly it is because I’m thinking I could be happier than the location I was before. That’s the only reason.

“But I feel I’m with a club where we’ve incredible owners and a fantastic relationship so I think that it won’t be an issue to understand both sides if we opt to stay three more years or even remain in the time we’re together.

“With Khaldoon [Al Mubarak, City’s chairman] we will talk at the close of the season or at the middle of next season and we’ll see.”