Former Manchester Metropolis defender Joleon Lescott has stated that he wouldn’t be shocked to see Pep Guardiola depart the Premier League membership on the finish of the season. Lescott additionally stated that he could be shocked if Manchester Metropolis sacked Guardiola, although.

The previous Cityzens defender informed Stadium Astro: “There are a selection of things which can be going to enter that.

I’ll be shocked if he’s not answerable for Manchester Metropolis on the finish of the season and it’ll be a Man Metropolis determination. If Pep decides to stroll away then that’s one factor, however I’d be completely shocked if the membership decides to sack him when it comes to what he has executed in reworking the profile of the membership.”

However Lescott added that he wasn’t positive if Guardiola would stay within the Manchester Metropolis hot-seat for the 2021-22 season.

“I’m not saying he’s going to go away however the truth that he hasn’t bought a contract for subsequent season means that he’s not going to be there.

“Would it not shock me if he signed a brand new extension? No, completely not. I hope he does and I’m positive that the board and the homeowners do as a result of what he’s executed for the membership, the usual he has set for Metropolis and the Premier League has raised the bar.”


Lescott suggestions Mauricio Pochettino for Manchester Metropolis job

Lescott has tipped Pochettino as a potential successor to Guardiola
Lescott has tipped Pochettino as a possible successor to Guardiola

Lescott stated that succeeding Guardiola is not going to be a straightforward job, with the calls for at Manchester Metropolis as excessive as they’re, however he stated that Mauricio Pochettino might be an incredible choice for the job.

The Argentine has been with out a job since he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur in November 2019, and stays on the radar of sure massive golf equipment all over the world.

“We’re speaking hypothetically so it’s laborious to say who’s going to be out and in of a job subsequent season.

“If he [Pochettino] is on the market, yeah, he’s a high supervisor and confirmed when it comes to model of play.

“However when Pep does depart, whether or not it’s subsequent season or in three or 4 years’ time, successful isn’t going to be sufficient as a result of they’re used to that. It’ll be a method as properly.

“Whoever the following supervisor is, it’s going to be tough. We noticed that when David Moyes went to Manchester United.”

Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis have already fallen behind Liverpool within the early knocking of the season, after a 5-2 defeat to Leicester Metropolis at dwelling on Sunday.

Printed 01 Oct 2020, 12:27 IST



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