In fact, quite a short time ago it seemed that Pep Guardiola is a manager that can not be fired. The Spaniard achieved success wherever he appeared. Although he always had great players and gigantic money at his disposal, he never disappointed. However, it ended this season because the current games are definitely the weakest performed by this manager for years. The results and additional, unfortunate factors mean that Guardiola can prematurely say goodbye to the Citizens team.
At least that’s what Nicolo Schira says. The journalist believes that the unfortunate UEFA decision, which excludes Manchester City from two consecutive Champions League seasons, will adversely affect Guardiola’s job. The main goal of the Spaniard was to win the Champions League because in England everything has already been won.
If this mission is not to fail because of this punishment, Manchester City will be able to get rid of their manager more easily. Although his contract is valid for almost a year and a half, the source sees the possibility of his release after the season. His disadvantage is the additional results, which have recently been extremely mediocre.
Pep Guardiola will most likely be leaving Manchester City in the summer, unless the club is able to overturn a verdict which condemns “serious breaches” in payments by executives. [Telegraph] pic.twitter.com/Ne47C8lDxp
— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) February 15, 2020
Is Guardiola’s premature farewell a good decision? It seems like a good idea. The club will not play in the Champions League anyway, so it will be able to focus on national competitions. Fewer performances will allow the new manager to rebuild the team more easily, which will probably have a positive effect on the Premier League results.
Pep Guardiola’s current deal runs until 2021, but will he stay at Manchester City with no European football for the next two seasons?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 15, 2020
As a result, Manchester City calmly waits these two seasons, and when they can play, they will have a team ready for it. Maybe you actually have to take a step back sometimes to be able to give two big leaps forward?