Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

14.12 13 Feb 2020


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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he could lose his job if they're knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid. 

Despite two Premier League titles during his time at the Etihad, the former Barcelona boss has failed to steer City beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League in the last three years.

“I want to win the Champions League,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“I dream and I will enjoy preparing for the games against Madrid, to see what we can do and this process, two weeks before, will be the happiest moments of my profession, to imagine what we can do to beat them.

“If we don’t beat them, OK, come the chairman or the sport director and say, ‘It’s not good enough, we want the Champions League, I’m going to sack you’.

“OK, ‘Thank you, it was a pleasure’. I don’t know. It has happened many times and could maybe happen."

The ex Spain midfielder added that it's unfair to judge a manager purely based on their trophy haul:

"We give a bad, bad message for the new generation, for our kids, to just count the winner, the trophies to win.

"You say the season is a disaster but if you win the Champions League it will be exceptional. Why? It is difficult to win it.

"If you don't, we can say in more than 100 years of history, were 100 failure seasons for Manchester City. That is not true.

"Always the people believe like you are Pep or Jurgen Klopp, or another name, you have to win all the titles every season and get 2,000 million points, 2,000 million goals.

"Sometimes it is not possible. All the times, in no sport, has one team won every season all the time. It's impossible."


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