Pep Guardiola has come to terms with the fact that his season at Manchester City will be a failure, if he doesn’t win a trophy.
Guardiola came to Manchester City on the back of successful seasons at Barcelona and Bayern. And that same success is expected at City.
Manchester City face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup quarterfinals and are also on track to make it to the last eight of the UCL.
“I know what my standard is in terms of the past and titles. I know what’s on my shoulders and I have to handle that,” he told UK newspapers.
“I know we will be judged on the titles we win. I know that. No silverware – it will not be a good season. I knew that in August.
“If I have no silverware, I will not be here for a long time. Being a manager depends on results.
“But I always believe deep in my heart that results depend on the way you play. That’s why I need to be convinced that we’re playing better every day.”
The 46-year-old said his inability to win the Champions League with the Bundesliga giants meant his stint was considered a failure.
“My period in Munich was judged like a disaster because we were not able to win the Champions League. I won three leagues in a row, we won two cups from three, we arrived every time in the semi-finals and finals, [but] it was a disaster,” Guardiola said.
“I have to handle that but what I can say is try to play better, better, better than the previous month. That’s what I want to see for the next year – be better.”