“When the People Are Not Happy, I’ll Leave” – Pep Guardiola Sends a Warning to the Manchester City Fanbase

Published 09/18/2021, 2:33 PM EDT


Pep Guardiola shocked the world of football when he asked Manchester City fans to arrive in greater numbers for their match against Southampton earlier today. The unusual request from Pep was because of a worryingly low turnout for the club’s Champions League match against RB Leipzig.

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The UEFA Champions League match was attended by 38,000 people, which was drastically lower than the  50,000 who attended City’s two Premier League matches. However, Pep’s plea seemed to work as almost 53,000 people turned up for the match against Southampton.

However, City fans were still unhappy about Pep’s comments and Kevin Parker, the General Secretary of Manchester City Supporters’ Club, asked him to stick to coaching. The Spanish manager recently answered back and did not mince his words.

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We try to do the best football that’s possible to make this contribution to the world of football, on the pitch and off the pitch. I’m very proud of the club I’m representing and until the last day I would do it. So when there’s something wrong, I will say it,” he said.

Guardiola reveals his love for the club.

The Spaniard joined Manchester City in 2016 and has now spent five years at the club. While he is yet to win the UEFA Champions League, he has won everything else that there is to win and loves the club a lot.

When I don’t like something, I’ll say it here or privately. That is my job, that’s why I get money. I do it, knowing my instinct, and never putting it above the club. And the most important part of the club is the fans. They should stay here. I’m part of them. I love this club. I’m part of this club,” he revealed.

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Pep Guardiola sends a warning for the City faithful.

However, the fairytale could soon be over as he has no qualms about leaving the club if the fans don’t want him to stay. Guardiola showed his anger with Parker’s comments and stood by his statement.

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I’m so upset, I’m grumpy, and disappointed this guy will pretend to tell me what I have to say, what I have to do. I know exactly my intentions. When the people are not happy with me, I will leave,” Guardiola warned.

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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