‘We have to win it first!’: Pep Guardiola retracts claims he won’t leave if Manchester City win treble
‘We have to win it first!’: Pep Guardiola apparently retracts claims he won’t leave the Etihad this summer if Manchester City win the treble… after previously saying he would stay
- Pep Guardiola has apparently retracted claims he would leave Man City
- The manager previously said he would stay at the Etihad if they won the treble.
- But a new interview with the Spanish boss seemed less committed than before.
Pep Guardiola appears to have backtracked on whether he would leave Manchester City if the club win an unprecedented treble in the coming weeks.
Having sealed the Premier League last weekend, Man City have the FA Cup final against Manchester United on the first Saturday in June and the Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul a week later.
Guardiola, 52, previously insisted he would not leave the Etihad even if his team achieved ultimate success in all three tournaments.
But in a new interview with Sky Sports, he was not consistent with that response, and was instead cryptic about his future with the Citizens.
Asked the question, he said: ‘First of all, we have to win it. Then you will have to ask me the question, and I will tell you how I feel or how I think.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has apparently retracted claims he will stay
City lifted another Premier League title on Sunday afternoon after a 1-0 win over Chelsea.
‘We have away games in every competition to do it. The reality is that it is different. You can’t tell me that beating our city rivals United would be an easy game. What would happen against an Italian team, I don’t feel like a favourite. I am thinking about that. If we make it, I’ll tell you. We’ll see what happens next season.’
In his pre-match conference ahead of Man City’s trip to Brighton, Guardiola said: ‘At the moment I’m not thinking of leaving, but who knows? But I’m not thinking.
He also called on the Premier League to come to a swift resolution on the 115 rule infringements, which seems to dwarf Man City’s success regardless of anything else they achieve this season.
Guardiola wants the Premier League to make a quick decision on 115 alleged rule infringements
Guardiola said: ‘Hopefully they are not so busy and the judges can see both sides and decide which is the best because, in the end, I know that what we won, we won on the pitch.
“We are going to have it as soon as possible for the benefit of all.”
After lifting the Premier League trophy following Sunday’s 1-0 win over Chelsea, Man City play Brighton on Wednesday night before ending the league season at Brentford on Sunday evening. late.
Six days later, they will play the FA Cup final against Manchester United at Wembley, seven days before the clash against Inter Milan at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.