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Manchester City are TEN YEARS behind Manchester United, claims Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City are a long way off catching bitter rivals United.

And he claims it will take another TEN years of Champions League football to put the Blues in the same class as their neighbours from Old Trafford.

The Blues’ new manager also explained that he came to the Etihad last summer to challenge himself, as success is far from certain at a club without the glamour of United, or his previous clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Boss Guardiola said: “We don’t have the history with this shirt, of Barcelona, Juventus, Munich or Manchester United. Not their titles.

“It’s about being in Europe and over the next decade to be there [in the Champions League] every year. That’s more important to this club than winning one title, believe me, more than that.

“We have to convince people at this amazing club that they are good. They are good. And the fans as well.

“They have to believe they are good, the club is good, the players are good.”

Guardiola’s comments are sure to shock City fans, and provide ammunition for supporters from along the Mancunian Way.

And despite six trophies in the last six years since their Abu Dhabi-based owners made a massive investment in the club, he appeared to offer an even more brutally frank assessment of the job he inherited from Manuel Pellegrini by claiming he came to get out of the comfort zone of guaranteed success.

He told American TV network NBC: “I decided to prove myself. And for my family, to move on from our comfort zone.

 

-The Mirror

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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