Having gotten used to winning title after title, lifting no trophy in his first season in England has been a tough pill to swallow for Pep Guardiola.
The Catalan manager was the first to acknowledge that such a trophy-less season cannot be repeated, and has set out to strengthen the squad, bringing in Bernardo Silva from Monaco and Ederson from Benfica, with more to follow.
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour and his associates have not lost their faith in Guardiola, but if the team fail again next season, there will be no choice other than sacking the Catalan coach. That’s at least what one of their most famous fans thinks.
It is absolutely necessary to win the title next season, we cannot leave it to Chelsea again. If we don’t win anything, then he won’t be able to stay
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher told French football magazine So Foot.
We have to win the title and we must do well in the Champions League. We have gone beyond the stage that we’re satisfied just because we finished higher than United
Gallagher said, commenting on the fact that City, at least, ended up higher than their city rivals in the Premier League table last season.
As for Joe Hart and Guardiola’s decision to send him out on loan, the Oasis member didn’t think twice before calling the move
a mistake. It was definitely a mistake, rid of Joe Hart so soon. Guardiola shot himself in the foot. He should have kept him for another season, especially with [Vincent] Kompany’s injury. Without them two, there was a lack of leadership in defence