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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 …

“High Energy” Rishi Sunak Prepares Pep Talks For Gloomy Tory MPs

“High Energy” Rishi Sunak Prepares Pep Talks For Gloomy Tory MPs

[ad_1] Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish in south London (Alamy) 2 min read1 hr Rishi Sunak will launch his latest bid to lift the spirits of despondent Conservative MPs this week after a dispiriting set of local elections left them with only one Tory mayor and around half the council seats they started with. Over the next fortnight the Prime Minister will host two sessions with Tory MPs in Downing Street where the Conservative party’s chief elections strategist Isaac Levido will deliver presentations on last week’s results, as well as detail of their strategy going forward. MPs will also be invited to ask questions of their own. The first session will take place tomorrow and the other a week on Wednesday, with Sunak and Tory party chairman Richard Holden also expected to be present. The whole parliamentary Tory party has been invited, but not all are believed to be planning to attend.  Ahead of the first meeting, No 10 was drawing up a spreadsheet of Conservative backbenchers who had …

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 …

Phil Foden thrives using trusty old Pep Guardiola skill-gnome template | Manchester City

Phil Foden thrives using trusty old Pep Guardiola skill-gnome template | Manchester City

[ad_1] At times during the opening hour of this game it might have seemed to a casual observer that Phil Foden had walked on to the pitch with a handler in tow; perhaps some tolerant elderly relative, there to stand close but not really that close, to chase dutifully, prepared to let him show off his twinkly footwork, like some weary Sunday morning dad scrolling his phone in the park. In the event this turned out to be Victor Lindelöf, Manchester United’s stand-in left-back, who did his best to track and chase and non-specifically hinder Manchester City’s outstanding attacker in what was, ultimately, a neck-crickingly one-sided 3-1 victory. This was a thankless security detail. Even with United’s deep-set midfield filling the spaces, Lindelöf simply didn’t have the physical capacity to stop this full-bore, mid-season version of Foden, who is just a different style of human, his feet moving too quickly, the tendons set to a different level of twang. Perhaps Erik ten Hag might have acted earlier, done more to cover an outmatched duel. But Lindelöf was …

Ayo Edebiri’s attempt to give the ‘SNL’ cast a pep talks backfires

Ayo Edebiri’s attempt to give the ‘SNL’ cast a pep talks backfires

[ad_1] We know The Bear star Ayo Edebiri is adept at kitchen-themed pep talks, but can she also encourage of group of despondent Saturday Night Live writers? In the skit above the answer is no, no matter how many inflated facts she makes up about viewing figures. The thing that finally gets everybody excited and ready to work, though? When Edebiri casually mentions that Jennifer Lopez is the musical guest. To be fair, that is pretty exciting. [ad_2] Source link

Pep Guardiola warns stars ‘you have to be careful’ on social media after burglary at Jack Grealish mansion | UK News

Pep Guardiola warns stars ‘you have to be careful’ on social media after burglary at Jack Grealish mansion | UK News

[ad_1] Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said footballers should not post too much on social media after a burglary at Jack Grealish’s home. Thieves raided the 28-year-old England star’s Cheshire mansion as he was in action for the Premier League title holders at Everton’s Goodison Park in Liverpool on Wednesday night. Members of Grealish‘s family and his fiancee Sasha Attwood were at the property at the time when they heard a disturbance and raised the alarm, The Sun reported. Nobody was harmed but £1m worth of jewellery and watches was reportedly stolen. It is the latest in a string of raids on the homes of wealthy footballers, including former Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, who was attacked during a burglary at his home in December 2021. Image: Jack Grealish’s home was raided on Wednesday Chelsea star Raheem Sterling, former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and ex-Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria, have also been targeted. Guardiola said: “They have security but unfortunately it’s happened. It’s happened many times. “United players as well. …

‘Doubt again. We’ll see what happens’: Pep Guardiola’s message to City critics | Manchester City

‘Doubt again. We’ll see what happens’: Pep Guardiola’s message to City critics | Manchester City

[ad_1] Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City’s rivals to not doubt his team after they won their fifth major trophy of the year. City beat Fluminense in the Club World Cup final on Friday but return to the Premier League six points behind the leaders, Arsenal with a game in hand. City breezed to victory in the semi-final and final in Saudi Arabia but have won once in their past six league games. They travel to face Sean Dyche’s resurgent Everton on Wednesday night as they look to get their title challenge back on track. “In the moment you don’t win there are going to be doubts but that is what is nice,” Guardiola said. “That is OK. Doubt again. We’ll see what happens. I said a few days ago when we played incredibly well against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Tottenham and we didn’t win, it’s the real proof that they don’t care about the way we play. We played quite similar to the best levels we have played these past eight years. But we …