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Category: Pep Guardiola

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Busy Christmas makes it easier for Pep Guardiola to keep players happy

• Manchester City manager ready to use all his squad• Guardiola: ‘At some point they will all be needed’Manchester City are having to train on Christmas Day for their Boxing Day visit to Leicester but Pep Guardiola is trying to see the positives in the…

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‘I admire him’: Pep Guardiola on Raheem Sterling – video

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has praised Raheem Sterling for the way he has handled the alleged racial abuse he faced at Chelsea. Sterling reacted to the events by highlighting how certain sections of the media reported some young black pl…

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Pep Guardiola: Kevin De Bruyne is fresh, recovered … he is a special player

• Kevin De Bruyne could make his return against Everton• Manager believes Belgian’s injuries could prove a blessingPep Guardiola believes Kevin De Bruyne’s injuries may prove a blessing in disguise for Manchester City because the Belgian will return fr…

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Manchester City win group as Sane double sinks Hoffenheim – video

‘It’s an incredible success,’ Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says of his team’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim. The already-qualified English champions, who had suffered their first league defeat in 22 matches at Chelsea on Saturday, needed a point to …

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Raheem Sterling is an incredible person and we must protect him, says Pep Guardiola – video

Pep Guardiola has hailed Raheem Sterling as an ‘incredible human being’ after the Manchester City forward hit out at the media coverage that he said helps fuel racism. Sterling made the comment on Sunday, a day after he faced alleged rac…

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Guardiola says racism is everywhere and praises ‘incredible’ Sterling

• Manchester City manager says racism must be fought• Guardiola thanks Chelsea for reaction to alleged racismPep Guardiola has said “racism is everywhere” and has to be fought each day. Manchester City’s manager was speaking after the alleged racist ab…

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‘We’re not here to be Invincibles’: Guardiola hails players despite loss to Chelsea – video

Pep Guardiola struck a philosophical tone after Manchester City’s 0-2 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, insisting: ‘We’re not here to be Invincibles; we’re here to be champions.’ Despite dominating possession for most of the game, Manchester City con…

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Pep Guardiola calls Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea a ‘good lesson’

• Guardiola praises his players after unbeaten run is ended• City manager denies that Liverpool are now title favouritesPep Guardiola described Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season as a “lesson” and feels his players must take on…

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Manchester City may gamble on Sterling for the injured Agüero at Chelsea

• Winning last season felt like more than three points – Guardiola• Chelsea’s Jorginho faces the club he turned down last summerManchester City travel to Chelsea not yet ready to risk Sergio Agüero as he recovers from an abductor muscle strain and with…

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Maurizio Sarri: ‘I don’t know how to beat Pep Guardiola’s Man City’ – video

Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he does not know how to stop Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, ahead of their clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues currently sit fourth in the table, 10 points behind Guardiola’s side. When asked h…

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Pep Guardiola relaxed about Fifa’s proposed restrictions on loans

• Fifa will discuss a possible cap on overseas loans in February• Manchester City worried they may lose 19-year-old Brahim DíazPep Guardiola has said he is not unduly concerned about Fifa proposals to reduce the number of players clubs are allowed to s…

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City will be seen as failures without Champions League title, says Guardiola

• Manchester City need draw in Lyon to seal progress•Guardiola may start Phil Foden with Bernardo Silva outPep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s critics will claim his side has fallen short of greatness if they fail to win the Champions League.Shoul…

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Manuel Pellegrini stands tall despite looming shadow of Pep Guardiola

Pellegrini is proud of what he achieved at Manchester City before being replaced by Guardiola but West Ham’s manager will have his work cut out against his former side on SaturdayWhen Manuel Pellegrini looks back at his time with Manchester City, he do…

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Pep Guardiola avoids FA charge after Manchester derby referee comments

• City manager instead warned for talking about Anthony Taylor• FA rules prevent managers discussing officials before gamesPep Guardiola has been warned by the Football Association for his comments before the Manchester derby about the referee, Anthony…

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José Mourinho defends Manchester United from ‘outplayed’ claims

• ‘The game was open for 80-something minutes’• Sterling ticked off by Guardiola for late stepoversJosé Mourinho reached deep into his book of excuses after Manchester United were outplayed in the derby to fall 12 points behind the Premier League leade…

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Mourinho still rankled by Agüero while Guardiola backs Sterling before derby

• United manager ‘not such big fan’ of aspects of Agüero’s game• Guardiola says Sterling doesn’t deserve criticism over penaltyRaheem Sterling unintentionally put the issue of diving on the pre-Manchester derby agenda with his Norman Wisdom impersonati…

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Fernandinho: ‘I always listen to Pep, even at my age I can improve’

At 33 Manchester City’s defensive-midfield rock is delighted with life as one of the team’s few automatic picksPep Guardiola the manager paid Fernandinho a heartfelt compliment a couple of weeks ago, when he suggested Guardiola the player might find it…

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Play the United way: how Mourinho can unhinge Manchester City in derby | Jonathan Wilson

All Mourinho’s instincts will be to kill the game but going for broke represents his best chance of another famous winWhen people said they wanted José Mourinho to make Manchester United more like Alex Ferguson’s treble winners, this, presumably, isn’t…

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Would Pep Guardiola win the title with this Manchester United squad? | Paul Wilson

The gap between the two Manchester clubs appears to be growing but that may be more down to City having a clear plan for the future rather than who is in the dugoutIf it is the Manchester derby on Sunday then it must be time to wheel out the arguments …

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Raheem Sterling not scared anymore, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola – video

Pep Guardiola has warned rivals there is more to come from Raheem Sterling after the winger inspired Manchester City to a 6-1 rout of Southampton which sent them back to the top of the Premier League. Sterling scored twice, taking h…