Pep Guardiola has revealed that his decision to let Joe Hart leave Manchester City on loan as the toughest in his time as a manager
Joe Hart joined West Ham on a season-long loan at the start of the campaign, but it has been a much tougher ride than all parties would have expected.
The two-time Premier League champion has tussled for the No.1 spot with Adrian for the majority of the season, leaving it unclear as to whether or not the spell will be made permanent come next season.
Guardiola, meanwhile, is unsure what lies ahead for Hart, but says the decision will be made with the ‘keeper’s best interests at heart.
“I think it was the toughest decision I ever made as a manager [to let him go],” Guardiola said. “Because he is an incredible professional when we worked together and there are no doubts about his quality.
“I don’t know what happens in that situation, I think West Ham is going to talk with the club, he is our player and if he is not going to continue here [West Ham] next season I don’t know, now is the first I am hearing that information.
“We are going to speak with the club and take the right decision, especially for him.”
Joe Hart as now also been omitted from England’s World Cup squad, as Gareth Southgate has decided to go for Jack Butland, Nick Pope and Jordan Pickford