Former Manchester City star Dietmar Hamann believes Pep Guardiola is fortunate to nonetheless be in cost on the Etihad.
Questions have been raised over the Spaniard, who has failed to achieve a Champions League last within the final 9 years regardless of nice wealth at his disposal.
City brushed apart their combined begin to the Premier League season with a formidable 3-Zero win in Marseille final evening, however cruising via the group is just not unusual for Guardiola’s males.
Whereas the 49-year-old has loved enormous home success throughout his 4 years in Manchester, successful six main trophies, they proceed to wrestle in Europe’s latter phases, most just lately getting dumped out of the quarter-finals by Lyon.
And Hamann suggests some other supervisor may’ve been sacked by now, claiming that Man City’s director of soccer, Txiki Begiristain, who performed alongside and directed Guardiola at Barcelona, is the one cause the membership haven’t switched managers.
“If you happen to take a look at their file within the Champions League, some other supervisor would’ve been in large hassle,” the German advised talkSPORT
“Clearly he’s received some Barcelona historical past within the boardroom and possibly that’s why he’s nonetheless there.
“He didn’t attain a last with Bayern Munich or Man City – and if you happen to take a look at the groups who did, they don’t have the identical funds.
“It’s merely not adequate. If you happen to take a look at the groups who beat them, I simply marvel what has to occur for them to make a change.
“We don’t like managers getting sacked, however I feel some other supervisor can be in large hassle.”
City spent large in the summertime, primarily to bolster their defence with the likes of Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake, nevertheless there was little signal of enchancment on the again.
Whereas they’ve struggled with accidents and it’s early within the marketing campaign, Guardiola’s males don’t but seem like severe title contenders, and Hamann suggests it’s as a result of the Spaniard’s strategies can go stale.
“Traditionally, he was at Munich for 3 years and he improved the workforce, however the gamers have been completely satisfied when he left as a result of he was so demanding,” he added.
“I feel a supervisor like Guardiola can’t be at a membership for greater than 4 or 5 years.
“He’s accomplished that at Man City and if you happen to see the gamers they convey in, there is no such thing as a continuity and I don’t see them bettering sufficient with the cash they’ve spent.
“I feel they’ve peaked beneath Guardiola, I don’t see them successful the Premier League or the Champions League within the subsequent few years.”