The Burnley footballer explains how he was let go from Manchester City and the way he interacted with Pep Guardiola.
English goalkeeper Joe Hart played for Manchester City from 2006 to 2018. During this time he was loaned to five different teams: Tranmere Rovers in 2007, Blackpool the same year, Birmingham City in 2009, Torino in 2016, and West Ham United in 2017.
But in the summer of 2018, he was let go by coach Pep Guardiola, as he was bought by Burnley.
“I had a very interesting situation with him,” said Hart to LancsLive.
“He made it clear that I wasn’t going to be part of his team – a team I loved being a part of, and personally did very well being a part of.”
He continued: “The one thing I did enjoy about him, was the way he handled the situation.”
“He was very honest and there was no drama.”
“But I still managed to have a couple of pre-seasons with him and he’s all about winning, getting the best out of his team, giving the most information he possibly can,” the England goalkeeper added.
“Ultimately he gives his team the trust to go out there and win games. He puts the foundations in there and lets the talent win him the games.”
“City has a clear message and path they are going,” he said.
“They don’t necessarily have to be world superstars, they just have to fit into their team. That’s what they’re after. They can build because they all want to be there.
“With Roberto (Mancini) we were looking for that first title, under Manuel (Pellegrini) we maybe wanted a double. Now, they want them all,” Hart concluded.
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