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Opinion: Pep Guardiola should be sacked by Man City

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We tell you why we believe that Pep Guardiola should be sacked by Man City if he doesn’t win the Champions League by the end of the season.

Even though Pap Guardiola’s Man City is still trying to win all four titles they are fighting for this season, the Catalan manager made a terrible mistake.

Ahead of this Wednesday’s Champions League match vs Tottenham Hotspur, Pep said that he didn’t come to Manchester to win the continental competition.

This statement alone should be more than enough for the club’s board to consider the Catalan manager’s dismissal if he doesn’t win it.

Guardiola himself has stated in the past that he usually doesn’t last more than three seasons on his squad because people get fed up with him.

This latest statement in which he completely dismisses the Citizens’ top priority wasn’t very well received by the club’s supporters on the streets and online.

Regardless of how well the squad has been playing this season, Guardiola next step should be the Champions League.

Winning another Premier League during the current season against one of the best Liverpool squads in recent memory shouldn’t be enough for him to keep his job.

The massive spending spree that the Citizens completed during the Guardiola years has been too high to ignore.

Guardiola keeps playing the victim

This “tradition” became a norm during Pep Guardiola’s first experience as a professional manager at FC Barcelona.

The Catalan coach always tries to keep a low profile by telling everybody that his squad isn’t strong enough to compete against the best clubs in the world.

The man did this while coaching a Bayern Munich squad that was fresh out of winning their first treble in history.

The German club’s board of directors eventually got tired of this negative dynamic and decided to dismiss the manager when they saw he couldn’t make them win more Champions Leagues.

Pep kept his same rhetoric at Manchester City upon arrival and just stated that he only came to make the team play beautiful football.

But this philosophy is not the reason Manchester City spent so much money on new players during the last three transfer windows.

The club is expecting to get their money’s worth in Champions League results and at least get to play the final while Guardiola is still the manager.

Saying these things in front of the cameras is not the best way to go about winning trophies.

These messages can be interpreted in a mixed manner by the fans and the players most of all.

Manchester City’s real options to win the title

Pending on what the Citizens do later today against Tottenham Hotspur, odds are they will get through to the semifinals.

There is unwritten poetry in the possibility of Pep Guardiola’s squad facing against Erik ten Hag’s Ajax in the semifinals.

The Catalan manager shared his two first years at Bayern Munich with the Dutch boss as the youth academy manager.

Ten Hag has already confessed that he learned a lot from Pep Guardiola during those years and he would essentially be facing one of his mentors.

It would be hilarious if the Manchester City manager gets eliminated by one of his pupils in the Champions League.

AFC Ajax eliminating the Citizens doesn’t sound too crazy once we realize how well the Dutch squad has played this season.

Pep Guardiola should absolutely get dismissed if City doesn’t even get to the Champions League final this season.

The attitude of “not caring” about winning this competition is more than enough for the board to get rid of Pep despite what he’s accomplished in English football.

Maybe this way he will learn that he shouldn’t open his mouth too much in front of the microphones.

Pep Guardiola should’ve followed a certain code in order to send his players the right message ahead of today’s game.

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