City manager Pep: I won’t take charge of one more English club

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola states it is unlikely that he would at any time take care of a distinctive English team as he will always be a City enthusiast.

The Spanish tactician has been at the Club since July 2016 and clinched his first pieces of silverware past season, when City received the Premier League in file-breaking trend even though also saying the League Cup.

Aside from his good results on the pitch, Guardiola has emphasised the worth of obtaining passion for the club you are controlling and developing a partnership with the fans.

“Figures and numbers are awesome, but numbers are not a passion,” he advised BBC Radio 5 Reside.

“It does not give you some thing. It is better to say right after 10 many years I remember this remaining and how effectively we played, to remember the way we have accomplished it.

“Titles are important, of program, and they have assisted me have work and to retain doing the job on my passion.

“But I consider all the managers, we are pleased with our old players when we can chuckle and hug and have a excellent relation. Anyone loves to be liked, it is the magic formula of our life.

“I will be Mancunian for the rest of my life. I will be a Manchester City enthusiast and it will be unattainable to coach one more team like Manchester City in England, because I feel joy from the men and women here.”


PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Riyad Mahrez – Will he be tempted to join Pep Guardiola at City? – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Leicester pair Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy celebrate

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Nov 24, 2017. 19:00

Manchester City are reportedly battling it out against Arsenal for the signature of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian has been a subject of speculation in recent times, with more clubs linked with the left-footed winger.

Media reports in Spain suggest that City manager, Pep Guardiola is reportedly an admirer of the tricky midfielder and is hopeful of adding more attacking talent to his squad.

Meanwhile, Mahrez has also been linked with moves to the Gunners and Chelsea, but insists he is ‘settled’ at King Power Stadium, despite an attempt to leave in the last transfer window.

To add fuel to the speculation, Guardiola was spotted chatting with the Desert Foxes international at the end of the Blues’ 2-0 victory over Leicester last weekend.

“Everyone knows that I had desires to leave, except that it did not happen. I do not want to think of the transfer window at the moment. We still have 12 games to play until January, so if I thought of the transfer window now, I will not play football anymore,” Mahrez recently told the Daily Star.

With his future remaining unclear, will Mahrez be tempted to join the title changing City and possibly add to his EPL gold medal?

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Hector Cuper to stay as coach unless Egypt hire Pep Guardiola – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Oct 09, 2017. 15:30

Although media reports suggested that Egypt coach Hector Cuper was set to vacate his position as the Pharaohs mentor, he says he will stay put.

The Argentine manager led the North Africans to their first World Cup qualification after 28 years when they beat Congo 2-1 on Sunday.

Cuper confirmed that he’ll remain in his position at the 2018 FIFA World Cup unless the Egyptian Football Association appoints Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola.

Despite coming under fire for his defensive playing style, he also believes the coach’s perspective is different from that of the fans.

“I’m very happy in Egypt. I’m happy with the celebrations I saw after qualifying for the World Cup,” Cuper said after the game.

“We achieved our target at the end, which is qualifying for the World Cup. I know there is criticism over the playing style, but this is what I chose for the team and it has helped us achieve our dream.

“If someone sees the need to hire a new coach with an offensive style, then no problem, I’ll leave.

“I’ll guide Egypt in the World Cup, unless the Egyptian Football Association decide to appoint Guardiola.”

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Yaya Toure at loggerheads with Pep

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

Staff Reporter

Wednesday Sep 13, 2017. 19:27

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is at loggerheads with head coach Pep Guardiola once more.

The former Ivory Coast captain seemed to have mended his relationship with the Spanish mentor towards the end of last season, but the two are at it again with Toure axed from the Citizens UEFA Champions League squad.

Toure, 34, was not part of the City squad that traveled to Rotterdam for tonight’s fixture against Feyenoord, with Guardiola revealing that the former Barcelona man knows why he failed to make the cut.


“I spoke with him and he knows the reason why, but it is between him and me,” said Guardiola.

Toure was not even on the bench for City’s thrashing of Liverpool this past weekend and signs suggest that even a birthday cake can’t fix things between the pair this time around…even if Yaya is a ‘special player’.

“It’s just a sportive decision. Yaya was so important last season – six players’ contracts finished last season and the only one who stayed is Yaya because he is a special player,” Guardiola concluded.

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