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Pep has the power to change things at City

2017-03-18 09:10:00, Views: 161, ClubCall

Pep has the power to change things at City

Pep Guardiola claims he has been given more power than ever before in his career as he seeks to shape Manchester City's future.

Guardiola's first season in charge at City looks set to end in under-achievement after Champions League elimination at the last-16 stage and a failure to mount a sustained Premier League title challenge.

Wednesday's unexpected defeat at Monaco in Europe's elite competition has sparked rumours of a summer squad clear-out at the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola denies wholesale changes are necessary but has revealed he will have a strong say in the players brought in. Player recruitment has been primarily led by director of football Txiki Begiristain in recent years.

Guardiola said: "All the managers and sporting directors want to improve and get better. Even the team that wins the triple will still make changes, so a team that does not win the Champions League or gets to the final will make changes. I knew that.

"I met the big boss (owner) Sheikh Mansour in Abu Dhabi and I know the plan. We are thinking (of how) to get better.

"For players and managers, it depends on the results, but I want to be involved in that as much as possible, and to help my team to make the next step and I have more power than ever in my life as a manager.

"For me it's a big challenge and I want to deal with that."



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