John Giles: Why Pep Guardiola should be given two seasons to fix Man City problems

John tells Off The Ball he is not expecting immediate success

Manchester City, Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) and Kevin De Bruyne look dejected at the final whistle following the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, Second Leg match at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid. Picture by: Nick Potts / PA Wire/Press Association Images

John Giles believes Pep Guardiola should be given two seasons to try and get Manchester City back up to speed.

The Premier League team were a disappointment as they slumped out of the Champions League semi-finals last night and Guardiola clearly has a huge task in making them one of the very top sides in Europe after he takes charge this summer.

"I don't think he's moving into a great setup. He's got a big, big job to do getting rid of some of the players that are there on big money and getting in the players that he needs for Manchester City to be successful," John told Off The Ball.

"I think he can make certain signings in the summer. Obviously, he's a very successful manager. I think you'd have to give him two seasons at Manchester City to put it right.

"I think they've got very few players at Manchester City that's going to be up to the standard he would want."