Pep Guardiola: “I Never Promised Man City Fans Treble In My First Year”

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes he is being judged unfairly because of his incredible record as a coach at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, he also added he never promised a Treble-winning season upon his arrival.

The Manchester City manager has come under criticism following his side’s Champions League exit to Monaco on away goals on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola is in danger of finishing the season without a trophy for the first time in his managerial career with the FA Cup being City’s only realistic hope of silverware this season.

“I think exceptional for all the managers around the world is that sometimes during the season they win a title. That is the normal situation all around the world. Exceptional is my career, I’m sorry, that is exceptional,” Guardiola told a news conference ahead of City’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

“Of course we want to win titles, everybody wants to win titles — we fight for that and we play for that. When you do that you try to improve and come back next season and try to win the title.

“The boss, the chairman, the sporting director, they are going to decide if my job depends on winning titles or not and if not winning titles and they judge the results are not good they are going to say ‘bye-bye.'”

Guardiola also believes there was too much expectation with his arrival and that he would quickly turn City into Champions League challengers, competing with the best sides in Europe.

“People believed… Pep’s sitting here and now they are going to win the Treble, easy,” he added. “You are wrong guys. I never came here and said we are going to win one title.

“I never said I’m going to win the Treble. I never said I’m going to win the double, never. But I never said that the first day I was sitting there in Barcelona.

“I promise a lot of work — few guys can beat me in that, I work a lot, I’m so proud about that — but I never promised about titles, never in my life.”



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