Pep Guardiola insists he will remain Bayern Munich’s coach next season, despite reports he is set to take over at Manchester City when his current contract expires in June 2016. “My future is: Wednesday free, Thursday training, and, of course, next year to be here. That’s my future,” said Guardiola who has work to do if Bayern are to remain in the Champions League. They host Porto on Tuesday needing to overturn a two-goal deficit after losing last week’s quarter-final first leg 3-1 in Portugal..
Harry Kane, 21, became the first Tottenham Hotspurs player to reach the 30-goal landmark in a season since former striker Gary Lineker in 1991-92 after scoring in the 3-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday. Asked if Lineker’s record was playing on his mind, Kane told BBC Sport: “Not really. After I got to 20 goals, I set myself a target of 30 and it felt like I was on 29 for ages. “But now I’ve got here I’m delighted. Maybe I need to set myself another target from now to the end of the season [but] I will keep that quiet. “It was a special occasion and to get the win makes it even more special.”
In-form Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych to win his second Monte Carlo title and become the first man to win the opening three Masters events of the season. The world number one came through 7-5 4-6 6-3 on the clay to extend his winning run in 2015 to 17 matches. Djokovic, 27, adds Monte Carlo to the Masters titles he won in Indian Wells and Miami last month. The Serb hopes to complete the career Grand Slam with a first title at the French Open, which starts next month. “I think the most important period of the year is coming up right now,” said Djokovic. “Obviously Roland Garros and Wimbledon are the priority. that’s where I want to perform my best, but we’ll take it step by step and see how far I can go.” Djokovic had laid down a marker with victory over nine-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals and completed the job in Sunday’s rain-interrupted final.