Alves desperate for Guardiola stay

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Current Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has guided the club to an astounding 13 titles since 2008, with many hailing the Spanish side as the greatest ever.

This may suggest everything is going swimmingly – however, the 41-year-old is still yet to make up his mind whether to stay at the Camp Nou, leaving an uncertainty around the club.

Current right back Danni Alves has come out suggesting he is ‘convinced’ that the Spaniard will sign a new deal, stating the club would struggle without him.

The Brazilian said: "I think that Guardiola will sign again because without him we're nothing, we'd lose our anchor and we'd drift away. Guardiola has given us stability”.

The Catalonian giants have played some remarkable football this year, and find themselves in a comfortable position in their Champions League last 16 match-up with German side Bayern Leverkusen as they maintain their favourites status for the crown.

However, domestically the club are trailing ancient rivals Real Madrid by ten points in La Liga, with Alves admitting sometimes the side have not been up to scratch away from the Camp No.

Alves said: "The gap is perhaps a bit overstated but we must have made some mistakes to be where we are. We've played badly in patches away from home. We've lacked balance when pushing forward.”

Nonetheless, Barcelona have still proved to be the best in the world over the past few years, which may cause confusion as to why Guardiola is halting his contract extension.

The lure of the English Premier league may be on Guardiola's mind - with increased speculation that he may be the man to fill the potentially vacant roles at Arsenal or Chelsea if they pull the trigger on their managers.

When asked about his current position the current boss said: “I still don't have it clear in mind. When I am sure then the club will know. To renew my contract, I have to feel it.

“We have been together for four years and the decision needs to be thought out thoroughly.”

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