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Category: Pep Guardiola

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For Pep Guardiola this final could start a Manchester City dynasty | Jamie Jackson

If Guardiola’s first season was about bedding in, the accent now is on trophies and the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal could be the first of three in a matter of months for CityIf Manchester City beat Arsenal in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final their ques…

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Referees’ body to meet Manchester City over concerns about bad tackles

• PGMOL unlikely to consider retrospective upgrading of cards• City claim there has been dangerous run of tackles on their playersManchester City have been granted a meeting with the governing body of Premier League referees to discuss Pep Guardiola’s …

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Pep Guardiola backs his Manchester City players despite Wigan FA Cup loss – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the professionalism of his players despite a shock FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Wigan on Monday night. Fabian Delph saw red for the Premier League leaders, and Guardiola was involved in an angry outburst in…

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Wigan’s shock win over Manchester City sparks angry scenes at DW Stadium

• City fans launch fusillade of missiles at pitch after final whistle• Sergio Agüero involved in skirmish with home fanWigan put in the doughtiest of defensive performances to pull off the shock of the season against Manchester City and once again brea…

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Manchester City boss calls Barry Bennell abuse scandal ‘terrible’

Manager Pep Guardiola speaks as questions remain over what club knew about former coachThe Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has described the Barry Bennell child sexual abuse scandal as a “terrible, terrible situation” amid questions as to what …

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Manchester City’s Leroy Sané set to return ahead of schedule

• Winger could start against Basel in Champions League last 16• Vincent Kompany says City must win competition to join eliteLeroy Sané is fit to start for Manchester City against Basel more than five weeks earlier than expected, with Pep Guardiola admi…

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Guardiola marvels at Manchester City points total – video

Manager Pep Guardiola admitted that Sergio Agüero deserved ‘all the credit’ after the Argentinian scored four goals in Manchester City’s 5-1 thrashing of Leicester City Continue reading…

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Kevin De Bruyne ready for mini break as City’s progress and injuries take toll

• ‘We’ve only got 15 or 16 players available, so need to get through it’• Pep Guardiola gives leaders Manchester City three days offThe glory will surely come for Manchester City. First, however, for the pain. Kevin De Bruyne caused plenty of it, makin…

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Kevin De Bruyne backs Pep Guardiola complaints about heavy tackles

• Manchester City manager angry at Cardiff challenge on Leroy Sané • De Bruyne caught by James McClean in game against West BromKevin De Bruyne has vented his frustration over the heavy tackles the Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has complained…

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VAR could curb bad challenges – but football’s technology quandary would deepen | Paul MacInnes

After Joe Bennett’s challenge on Leroy Sané it is natural to wonder whether VAR should be extended to include tackles, but the consequences could be confusing and complexJoe Bennett’s challenge on Leroy Sané has left the winger injured for up to a mont…

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Pep Guardiola pleads for players’ protection after Leroy Sané injury

• City forward ‘out for a while’ after heavy challenge by Cardiff’s Joe Bennett • ‘The players are the artists and you have to take care of them’Pep Guardiola reported that Leroy Sané would be out for a few weeks at least, as he complained about Cardif…

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Pep Guardiola says Manchester City cannot spend £80m on a player

• ‘We cannot pay that right now, they tell me. That is the truth’• £57m fee agreed for Aymeric Laporte would be a club recordPep Guardiola has said that Manchester City cannot spend big on every squad position despite the richest club in the country ha…

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Manchester City agree club-record £57m deal for Aymeric Laporte

• Defender set to arrive in Manchester next week• Centre-half will sign five-year contract at EtihadManchester City have agreed a £57m deal for Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte, with the defender set to arrive next week.The 23-year-old is expected to …

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Pep Guardiola backs Manchester City to adapt to schedule in quadruple hunt

• ‘Here the TV decide the fixtures and we’ll adjust,’ says manager• Guardiola will not rest players en masse as he warns of Cardiff testPep Guardiola has said Manchester City will challenge for an unprecedented quadruple by adapting to an intense sched…

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Bristol City won’t play the brave losers, Lee Johnson warns Pep Guardiola

• Manchester City visit Ashton Gate in Carabao Cup semi-final• Johnson: ‘I hope Pep Guardiola picks his absolute best team’Lee Johnson said Bristol City have no desire to play the role of “brave losers” when Manchester City visit in the second leg of t…

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Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to keep their eyes on road ahead | Richard Jolly

Manager says he does not want his players looking over their shoulders as he prepares to trigger their push for the titlePep Guardiola can seem to concentrate more on the aesthetics than the statistics. While he has assessed formidable figures in his m…

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José Mourinho expects Alexis Sánchez move ‘soon or never’ – video

The managers of Manchester City and Manchester United discuss the movement of Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal. At one point, Pep Guardiola seemed certain to get the player he worked with at Barcelona, but in recent days José Mourinho’s side edged ahead, wi…

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Ferocious Liverpool press home advantage over panicking Manchester City | Jonathan Wilson

The pressing by Jürgen Klopp’s side was so disciplined that it forced a collective loss of control in the visitors’ backlineIt turns out, then, that the formula was simple. All anybody had to do to beat Manchester City was to match them shape for shape…

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Ferocious Liverpool press home advantage over panicking Manchester City | Jonathan Wilson

The pressing by Jürgen Klopp’s side was so disciplined that it forced a collective loss of control in the visitors’ backlineIt turns out, then, that the formula was simple. All anybody had to do to beat Manchester City was to match them shape for shape…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp: thank God I have a really good football team – video

Jürgen Klopp is delighted after watching his Liverpool side beat Manchester City 4-3 at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday. It marks the first league defeat of the season for Pep Guardiola’s team but the City manager is philosophical in defeat say…