Coach Pep Guardiola admits even he is not guaranteed a safe position when leading a Premier League club.
Pep Guardiola insists even he is not safe from the risk of being sacked because the requirements of the Premier League clubs are getting stricter. This season, 12 coaches have been sacked – and that number does not include Graham Potter leaving Brighton for Chelsea. And Pep Guardiola thinks the culture in England has changed.
“Results are important, but it only comes if the plan works. In this country, when I was younger, there was a tradition of keeping coaches. Today, with other bosses and a lot of pressure, a lot of investment, in a sense, I understand the decisions to fire.
Everyone is under a lot of pressure. Coaches, Leadership. People believe in change because they think they can get better. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Every coach knows. If the results are not good, you are always in danger.”
When asked if he would avoid being sacked by leaving a club at the right time, Pep Guardiola said: “I will tell you a secret: we win games. If we don’t win the games, I’ll be sacked. I didn’t get sacked because we won a lot of games over the years.”
Pep Guardiola also informed the fans before the match against Southampton about the case of striker Erling Haaland.
“Haaland has been training for the past two days, which is very good. He will be ready.”