Fernandinho’s contract with Man City expires in the summer.
The 36-year Brazilian midfielder’s contract runs out in the summer and has been limited to only a handful of appearances this season.
His influence and experience will again play a key role once the player returns to full fitness.
Pep Guardiola was quizzed whether the veteran midfielder would be offered a contract extension or a role in the club’s backroom staff.
“(I am) More than pleased (with his performances). You know my opinion about Fernandinho,” Guardiola declared.
“When I arrived he was here and was playing regularly. He’s 36-years-old now, he plays the minutes he has to play and always is positive.
“He struggled in the beginning to find his rhythm but now I feel in the training sessions he is back to his best.
“And with the amount of games we have ahead, we will need him.”