Guardiola admits managers cannot expect to be given a ‘project’

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola admits managers can not expect to be given a ‘project’ after a record number of dismissals in the Premier League this season.

A record-breaking 12 managers have been sacked in the Premier League during the current campaign and that number is expected increase with Leeds understood to be preparing for change.


Leeds are expected to sack Javi Gracia after just two-and-a-half months in charge following a five-game winless run, with Sam Allardcye in contention to replace the under-pressure Spaniard.

Allardyce would become Leeds’ fourth head coach of the season and Guardiola – a rarity having never been sacked during a decorated managerial career – admits the pressures of Premier League management mean coaches can not expect to be given patience to succeed.

“Like every job, I think this kind of thing happens in the past, a lot of countries,” Guardiola said at his pre-match ahead of Manchester City‘s clash with West Ham.

“When anyone becomes a manager, if results are not good there is a chance he will be sacked. We depend on results, the clubs have a lot of pressure; today you have to know that in this business, it’s not because of what you come from or where you are. If results are not good you are in danger.

“When the connection is good, results are good, you can continue. If the connection not good, results don’t work. It isn’t just managers that feel pressure; the CEOs and sporting directors do too. If we have two bad results we are criticised, everyone expects you to be sacked, everyone has to know this business. You cannot expect to be given the project, it’s a fairytale, the manager has to think about that.”

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