Manchester City boss feeling empowered in England
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is in the most powerful position he has been in as a manager, despite initial struggles getting to grips with English football, per Sky.
Guardiola was brought in this season in order to take City to the next level, just as he did with Barcelona and Bayern Munich. But with Chelsea ten points clear at the top of the Premier League, and Monaco knocking his side out ofthe Champions League, it has been an eye-opening first campaign.
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But the Catalan coach appears defiant in his approach to bringing success to City, and says he is happy with his working relationship with the club’s owners.
“I have more power than ever in my life as a manager. For me it’s a big challenge,” he said.
“I received a text message from Al-Mubarak the day after Monaco. What do you believe (his reaction was)? He prefers to win the Champions League, he was not there (at the game) but he is always close.
“A few times in my career I felt this; with Juan Laporta, my old Barcelona president. I always felt Al-Mubarak is always there, close to the team, so close to me. But he knows, and I know better than him, how it works when that result happens.
“Always we are going to take a decision but I always feel that support in the good moments and bad moments, especially in the bad moments. I saw his reaction and I am really impressed. I appreciate that a lot.”