Former Manchester City goalkeeper David James is worried by club manager Pep Guardiola’s aloofness at City.
Speaking to Stadium Astro after City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool, James said:
“Pep’s future is in question”.
“When I watched his pre-match interview, he replicated that in the post-match interview. He looks slightly aloof”.
“This is a guy like Jurgen Klopp who can break the game down. Klopp said it very cleanly what he thought the game went like, even where they made mistakes, whereas Pep is ‘they scored, we had a penalty, should have won’ and it’s a little bit distant”.
“When such an intelligent man who doesn’t mind talking the truth starts speaking in coded word, then I start getting worried about Manchester City.”
David James fears that the Spaniard may already be planning his departure.
Pep Guardiola’s current contract at Manchester City runs out in the summer of next year. The club officials have always wanted Guardiola to continue managing the club. But, Pep’s uncertain future is leading the club to start looking for a potential successor.
Mauricio Pochettino and Julian Nagelsmann are currently said to be on that list.
City’s sluggish start to the season is also a big cause of concern for supporters and well wishers alike. Though only 7 games have been played, City are already 6 points behind the leaders Leicester City. Though, we have game in hand.
The Citizens have scored 10 games this season in the EPL, with a net positive goal difference of only +1. City are struggling to create chances with or without Kevin De Bruyne on the pitch.
There is a genuine concern about Guardiola’s commitment to lead this injury ravaged squad back to the England’s footballing summit.
One of the best coaches of this generation, Pep Guardiola has spent 4 trophy laden years at The Etihad. The Spaniard has won every possible trophy at Man City except the Champions League.
Although there may not be a better manager for the club, This glorious reign may soon come to a sputtering halt.
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