All posts tagged: Pep Guardiola

I was told I had to leave Man City by Pep Guardiola

I was told I had to leave Man City by Pep Guardiola

[ad_1] Back in 2016, Manchester City’s Under-18s had an exciting attack consisting of Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and Jadon Sancho. One is already a Champions League winner, and another will follow on Saturday night. Add Felix Nmecha, who graduated from the City Football Academy a year or two later than the more recognisable trio, and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, and there will be four City representatives in Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley. Nmecha was released by City in 2021 in order to boost his career prospects, with his progress at Wolfsburg and Dortmund perhaps a sign they could have earned some profit from him. Sancho’s path is well documented, making the leap to Dortmund where he made his name, before an ill-fated move to Manchester United and now a loan move back to Germany. City have profited by around £20m over the course of his post-City career. ALSO READ: I left Man City and Pep Guardiola said my exit was ‘perfect’ – but I found the right club ALSO READ: Man City face impending transfer issue that will …

What time is it and what TV channel is it on?

What time is it and what TV channel is it on?

[ad_1] The stage for the FA Cup final is set, and it’s going to be a Manchester derby for the second time in as many years. This year Manchester United reached the final thanks to a sketchy victory over Coventry City. The Championship team were 3-0 down deep into the second half of their semi-final only to score goals in the 71st, 79th and 95th minute. In extra time the underdogs thought they had the match won only for their winning goal to be ruled out for a marginal offside. Manchester United went on to win the tie in a penalty shoot-out.  In the other semi-final, Bernardo Silva scored the only goal as Manchester City beat Chelsea. The victory came just three days after Silva had missed a vital penalty in City’s Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid.  Should Manchester United win it would be their 13th FA Cup title and Erik ten Hag’s second trophy during his time at the club, after the League Cup victory last season.  If City win, it will …

Alan Shearer showed rigour and bravery to stand up to Pep Guardiola’s rant over fixture congestion

Alan Shearer showed rigour and bravery to stand up to Pep Guardiola’s rant over fixture congestion

[ad_1] Have we reached peak pundit? Three were stationed close to the FA Cup and BBC Sport’s pitchside plinth after Manchester City’s win over Chelsea, alongside Gary Lineker, and Jermaine Jenas on gantry detail. So five former footballers to pontificate over the 22 involved at Wembley, a 1:4.4 ratio for now but due to rising budgets and inflation over the next decade we can look forward to the era of one ex-pro per player. Pep Guardiola arrived for his post-match debrief, greeted with risky familiarity by Lineker who plonked a welcoming hand onto the manager’s shoulder. No complaints from Guardiola but in doing so Lineker wobbled and nearly unseated the trophy from its table off his starboard bow. Forget about the BBC Gladiators revival, we almost had a reboot of Auntie’s Sporting Bloomers. The discussion which followed summed up several unwelcome trends in football. Lineker shaped for a gentle line of inquiry about the challenges of facing Chelsea after defeat to Real Madrid in midweek, and the pride Guardiola surely felt about his players making …