On Monday, Pep Guardiola accepts he would have been sacked by Barcelona or Bayern Munich for under-achieving like he has at Manchester City.
Having arrived at the Etihad to huge expectation last summer but will end a season empty-handed for the first time in his coaching career as City fight to finish in the top four.
Guardiola said: ‘In my situation at a big club, I’m sacked. I’m out. Sure. Definitely. At the clubs I worked at before, I am not here.
‘Yeah, because I have to win. Pressure is what I had when I arrived in Barcelona with nothing to defend myself with. At that club, if in six months you don’t win, you are really out. At Barcelona or Bayern Munich, there you have to win by far. If not, they don’t give you a second chance.
‘Here they gave me a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season.’
Guardiola added: ‘If what happens next season is not going well, I’ll have one more year of my contract. If it’s not going well, they are going to change manager.
‘If you want to put pressure on me and say next season we have to win or if not… I knew that before I arrived here.
‘I said many times that I have this expectation because of what I have done in the past.
‘Some managers will have that pressure so I have to handle that. If not, I go home. I came here to try to win this year and it was not possible.
‘I will try with the club, with the players, with the staff, with the chairman, with the sporting director, to do it.
‘After that and the results are not good, if we are judged just for the results we will be sacked and another one is coming here.
‘You will be here again with the new manager, and you will ask the same questions, so that is what it is.
‘I am not staying here because I am Pep or what I have done a long time ago. I know how it is. I am not going to be saying all summer, “Oh what will happen next season if I don’t win some titles?”.’
Guardiola also blamed some of City’s players for not performing to the best of their abilities.
‘In football, it depends on the quality of the players,’ he added. ‘The managers don’t play, we have to be here.
‘It’s the quality of our players and I think the quality of our players is quite enough to have been better.
‘My only regret is that we were not able to fight to the end in the Premier League.
‘Two months ago it was already done. I think we have quality enough to have been there until the end.’
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