English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester City’s goalkeeper Joe Hart has stated his opinion on the Pep Guardiola situation. The England No. 1 has termed Guardiola’s takeover as the next City manager as “unavoidable”.
The 45-year-old Guardiola had declared of his interest to manage in the Premier League. The Spaniard confirmed that he would be departing Bayern Munich at the end of the current season. Since his confirmation, there has been constant speculation of him taking over the reins at Manchester City from current manager Manuel Pellegrini.
“It’s unavoidable – we all see it, we’re not stupid.” Hart told to CNN.
However, the Englishman has also accepted that there are many rumors and speculation floating in the market and not all of them can be trusted.
Hart has declared of his happiness at being selected as the goalkeeper for both his club and country.
“I’m happy under the manager I’m with at the moment for both club and country. I’m pleased to work for them. I’m glad that they’ve picked me as their goalkeeper so I’m happy as I am.” Hart added
Hart has also praised his current manager Pellegrini. He termed the Chilean as a “very straight down the middle” character. Pellegrini has offered City one Premier League title and one Capital One Cup since his takeover as the manager.
It seems that Pellegrini is already aware of the fact that he has to leave his position as the Manchester City manager when Guardiola becomes available.
“He (Pellegrini) has always said if we don’t play well as a team over a certain period of time, we’ll be moved on, he’ll be moved on.” Hart said on Pellegrini’s City future.
It has to be noted that Hart was dropped by Pellegrini in City’s title-winning season back in 2013-14. However, Hart has backed his manager’s decision and has stated that it helped him to bounce back stronger as a goalkeeper.
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