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Pep: Even I’m not safe from the sack

Man City Manager Pep Guardiola.Photo/Skysports

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has insisted even he is not safe from the sack as the demands at Premier League clubs become ever greater.

As it stands a record 12 managers have been shown the door in the top flight this season not counting Graham Potter’s decision to leave Brighton for Chelsea and Guardiola believes the culture in England has changed.

Guardiola’s words “The results are important but it’s if the plan works”. “In this country, when I was younger, they always had the tradition to keep managers. Today, with different owners and a lot of pressure and a lot of investment in one side, I understand”.

Asked if he had managed to avoid ever being sacked by knowing the right moment to leave a club, Guardiola replied: “I’ll tell you a secret: we win games. If we didn’t win games, I would be sacked. I’m not sacked because we’ve won a lot of games during these years.”

Man City’s trip to Southampton is another opportunity to mount pressure on Premier League leaders Arsenal, who must wait until Sunday for their away match at Liverpool.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas