Andoni Zubizarreta does not know if Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will extend his contract

The former Spain midfielder's current deal expires at the end of the season but although the club are desperate for him to remain at Camp Nou, he has kept quiet
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta insists that he is in the dark over whether coach Pep Guardiola will sign a new contract with the club.

Guardiola’s existing deal expires at the end of the campaign but his players and his president, Sandro Rosell, are all desperate for the former Spain midfielder to remain at Camp Nou.

However, the former Barca B coach has yet to commit his future to the Catalans and Zubizarreta insists that Guardiola has not even given him any indication as to what his plans are.

"Pep has not told me whether he will continue or not," the former Barcelona goalkeeper told Catalunya Radio.

Barca’s squad has become stretched in recent weeks, with Andres Iniesta the latest first-team regular to succumb to injury.

However, while the January transfer window remains open, Zubizarreta does not feel that Barca need to sign any replacements.

“We have very good players at home,” he argued. “[The reserve team] is our largest market.”

Turning his attention to Wednesday's Copa del Rey Clasico at Camp Nou, Zubizarreta conceded that "we saw an excellent version of Real Madrid".

However, in battling their way to a 4-3 aggregate win over Los Blancos courtesy of a 2-2 draw, the 50-year-old argued that Barca had demonstrated that they had "learned to compete”.

Barca return to Primera Division action this weekend with a trip to Villarreal.