Manchester Metropolis’s Spanish supervisor Pep Guardiola reacts through the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United on the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 7, 2019. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP
Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola mentioned he may very well be sacked if he fails to beat Actual Madrid within the final 16 of the Champions League.
Guardiola has received 5 main trophies in three seasons on the Etihad, however a failure to progress past the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been the massive disappointment of his reign.
Guardiola’s facet path Liverpool on the prime of the Premier League by a mammoth 22 factors this season with their marketing campaign now set to be judged on how they fare in Europe.
“I wish to win the Champions League. I dream (of it) and I’ll take pleasure in getting ready for the video games in opposition to Madrid,” Guardiola instructed Sky Sports activities.
“If we don’t beat them, OK, come the chairman or the sports activities director and say, ‘It’s not ok, we would like the Champions League, I’m going to sack you.’
“I don’t know (if this could occur). It has occurred many instances and will possibly occur.”
Guardiola has a contract on the Etihad till the top of subsequent season.
After 4 years at Barcelona and three answerable for Bayern Munich, he’s anticipated to fulfil his deal and enter the fifth season at one membership for the primary time in his managerial profession.
However the Catalan coach additionally hit again on the suggestion that the success or failure of a season ought to solely be measured in trophies.
“We give a foul, dangerous message for the brand new technology, for our youngsters, to only depend the winner, the trophies to profitable,” added Guardiola.
“You say the season is a catastrophe however in case you win the Champions League it will likely be distinctive. Why? It’s tough to win.
“For those who don’t, we will say in additional than 100 years of historical past (there) have been 100 failure seasons for Manchester Metropolis. That’s not true.”