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Pep Guardiola's brilliant response after Man City boss asked why he's never been sacked

Pep Guardiola's brilliant response after Man City boss asked why he's never been sacked

Pep Guardiola has never been sacked during his 17 years in football management.

Pep Guardiola had a brilliant response to a reporter who asked the Manchester City boss why he had never been sacked.

The Spaniard has never lost his job during his 17 years in management - an incredible statistic given the notable rise in managerial departures and lack of patience of club owners in recent years.

He was asked about why he had never been handed his marching orders before a Premier League fixture against Southampton last season - and gave a brilliant response.

You can watch what he said below.

Guardiola revealed: "I will tell you a secret. We win games.

"If we don't win games, I would be sacked. It's not because my hair is better than the other ones.

"I'm not sacked because we win a lot of games.

"In this country, when I was younger, it always had the tradition to keep the managers.

"What happens today, with a lot of pressure for everyone, a lot of investment, in a way I understand there's a lot of pressure.

"Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It is what it is. You have to adapt."

Adapting is certainly something Guardiola has done throughout his career, with his tactical style constantly evolving as he looks to stay one step ahead of the competition each season.

The Spaniard began his managerial career in charge of Barcelona's B team, and was chosen ahead of Jose Mourinho to take the top job after Frank Rijkaard's sacking in 2008.

He achieved incredible success at Camp Nou in his four seasons at the club, with the Barca side of that era becoming one of the greatest world football has ever seen.


Between his appointment in the summer of 2008 and the end of 2009, Guardiola's side had won six trophies - including the Champions League.

A year out of the game then followed after his departure, before a three-year stint at Bayern Munich that saw him add a further seven trophies to his collection.

And at City, Guardiola has won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League title.

He is competing to win all three of those trophies again this year.

City are three points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, and two behind Arsenal, heading into the upcoming fixtures, and will hope their rivals slip up to allow them to close the gap.

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Topics: Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, Premier League, Football