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Soccer News of Thursday, 20 February 2020

Source: MyNigeria

If they don't sack me, I will stay at Manchester City - Guardiola

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said that he will remain at the club if they don't sack him.

The Spaniard made this known following a UEFA announcement which bans the club from European competitions for two years with a fine of 25 million pounds for alleged breach of Financial fair play rules.

‘I’m confident that we’ll play in Europe next season. I’m pretty sure we’ll defend our position,’ Guardiola said after beating West Ham on Wednesday night.

‘If they don’t sack me, I will stay here more than ever. I want to stay longer than the contract that I have. I want to help the club grow and maintain this level for as long as possible. Why should I leave?’

‘It’s not finished, it’s not over,’ Guardiola said. ‘You fight no matter what and the club is going to do that. There are two sides. The club says it is not true. I love this club.’

He went on to slam his former boss, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, for thanking UEFA over the ban placed on Manchester City.

‘If they are happy we are suspended, I say to the president of Barcelona, give us two appeals,’ the City boss said.

‘I ask right now the people trust what they have done. “Don’t talk too loud Barcelona,” that is my advice because everybody is involved in situations. We are going to appeal and hopefully, in the future, we can play in the Champions League against Barcelona.’

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