'Pep' Guardiola sack watch

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Which will happen first, him running away or him getting sacked? Lucky for him that United, Arsenal and Spurs are doing so badly and they won’t get sucked into a battle for top 4.
 

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Don't think they will sack him. Could see him walking though.
 

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He's obviously not gonna get sacked!

But i always said that i think this could be his last season, regardless of what he wins or not.
 

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:lol: FFS. How dare he not win three on a trot.

If he gets bored/wants a change it's a different matter. Peformance wise he isn't anywhere near leaving City or having to do so. He's done a terrific job.
 

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Running away? I wish our manager would do that.

Taking a different challenge doesn’t mean running away. He could have stayed at Barca for the rest of his life and won 10 la Ligas.
 

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He wont be sacked.. obviously not.

Will he walk at the end of the season? Who knows.
 

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Ornstein said on his new podcast that he may well be off in the summer anyway as his wife and kids have moved back to Barcelona.
 

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He won't get sacked. He's only like there 3rd manager in the last 10 years so it's not as if they're trigger happy, and tend to only move on when they think they can do better.
 

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Hard to win when you can't defend. City will be going on the search for a central defender in January. It shows how much trust Pep has in the pairing of Otamendi and Stones when a defensive midfielder is beating one of them to the starting 11
 

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I am pretty sure he will walk away at the end of the season.

The question is where will he go next? I see him going to Juventus frankly but not sure if he will be achieve CL trophy there. If not, I don't see a point why Juve would go for him given they seem to win the league title every season irrespective of the manager
 

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He should leave, it's got a bit tough for him now. PSG is the true challenge he needs.
How's it 'gotten tough for him'? Are City supposed to finish 1st every year or something?

I would have preferred to see City lead the table over Liverpool and I get people's frustration with that. But no team wins the Pl every year.
 

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2 titles in 4 years and no CL. By his standards that's Holloway.
 

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Hard to win when you can't defend. City will be going on the search for a central defender in January. It shows how much trust Pep has in the pairing of Otamendi and Stones when a defensive midfielder is beating one of them to the starting 11
It’s a bit like Mourinho ‘these players are rubbish’ - why did he buy them then?
 

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Reckon he will walk at the end of year if Liverpool win the league.
 

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How's it 'gotten tough for him'? Are City supposed to finish 1st every year or something?

I would have preferred to see City lead the table over Liverpool and I get people's frustration with that. But no team wins the Pl every year.
With that team, manager, that squad and the money they have to spend? Yes.
 

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He's not getting sacked. The whole structure of the club was built to get him there, no way they throw him out. If anything, he'll go because he feels he doesn't have the influene on the team he used to have. It's been the same when he left Barca. Will be interesting to see how he'll decide if City doesn't get its shit together.

Personally, I'd love it if he went back to Barca. Rooting for Barca is easier than rooting for sheikh-owned City, he'd be back together with Messi for a few seasons and the team is perfect for him with young players like De Jong, Arthur, Fati, possibly Havertz etc.
 

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Ornstein said on his new podcast that he may well be off in the summer anyway as his wife and kids have moved back to Barcelona.
Ornstein says a lot of things. She’s only there for a few months to look after her business interests and will be back in Manchester.
 

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It's looking like a return to home and Barcelona is opening up for him.

I definitely don't see him sticking around with City beyond this season. He's having one more CL push, and then that's him done with life in England.
 

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Reckon he will walk at the end of year if Liverpool win the league.
Will kind of lower him in my estimation if he does. Would be likely to entertain the "Managerial flat track bully" rep.
 

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With that team, manager, that squad and the money they have to spend? Yes.
Rubbish. No team can win their league every year. And the PL has enough big spenders like (like us, Liverpool and other) to ensure that a Lyon/Juve type run just doesn't happen. Even in our pomp we lost some titles. Also Liverpool have a terrific squad too.
 

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Implying that Guardiola is facing the sack because they are falling behind Liverpool, after winning the PL consecutively in the last two seasons is a bit rich

Is he expected to win the league every single season, while some believe our own manager should be unsackable if he finishes in the top half of the table?

Every team, manager is due a bad spell and Pep is no exception. If he continues to fall short of expectations in all other areas and form completely nosedives where losses suddenly becomes a habit and we see Pep laughing off of those losses or telling City fans that it was never going to be easy, then I think it would be right to talk about his potential sacking/leaving.
 

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Think he’ll put the emphasis on winning the CL this season and then walk away at the end of it. Can’t see him being sacked. He’s taken City to new heights since taking over.
 

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Will finish on 80 something points. Poor by his standards.
 

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With that team, manager, that squad and the money they have to spend? Yes.
Even if you're the best team in the league with a brilliant squad you're inevitably going to have the odd season where you don't finish 1st if you've got strong competition. Mourinho was obviously still a brilliant manager back in 06-07 but happened to get bested by an even better United side under Fergie. That didn't stop Mourinho from being a top manager at the time, even if he'd made mistakes, as all good managers do.
 

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Even if you're the best team in the league with a brilliant squad you're inevitably going to have the odd season where you don't finish 1st if you've got strong competition. Mourinho was obviously still a brilliant manager back in 06-07 but happened to get bested by an even better United side under Fergie. That didn't stop Mourinho from being a top manager at the time, even if he'd made mistakes, as all good managers do.
I don't even think he should be sacked.
 

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This thread is embarassing considering where we are
I know, most of our fans standards have gone down the drain, the Ole in crown are now saying they expected and are happy with 6th, as if we’re even going to finish that high. But when it comes to our rivals, they should be sacking a manger that’s just won two league titles on the bounce.
 

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I think they underestimated the loss of Kompany, playing wise and off the field. Factor in Fernandinho and Aguero being another year older. They miss the former in his natural position.
 

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The honeymoon is over. I wonder who could actually do a better job than Pep? Klopp would probably be the ideal candidate. Allegri would be good enough. Poch might also be a candidate.