Pep Guardiola says he could be sacked if City lose against Madrid


He is now considering success in the Champions League, with the very first leg of their last-16 connection with Real Madrid readied to be used February 26 at Santiago Bernabeu.

City have won five major domestic trophies since Guardiola took over in 2016 - including two Premier League titles and an historic domestic treble previous year - but have never progressed past the quarter-final stage of the Champions League since the Spaniard's arrival. "It's hard to win it", he added. I don't know [if that would happen].

When it was suggested to him that he is the best manager in the world, Guardiola told Sky Sports : "I was", before taking a step back to say that he never once thought of himself in such high regard. I never felt I am the best, never in my life. "I dream [of it] and I'll enjoy preparing for the games against Madrid. this process, two weeks before, will be the happiest moments of my profession, to imagine what we can do to beat them".

Although Guardiola appeared to be speaking with tongue in cheek, he did reiterate that it is a possibility his job could be under threat if they crash out of the Champions League early on again.

"(I would say) "OK, thank you, it was a pleasure".

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'Always the people believe like you are Pep or Jurgen [Klopp], or another name, you have to win all the titles every season and [get] 2,000million points, [score] 2,000million goals.

"Sometimes it is not possible". But Guardiola is adamant that the only way he will depart City before next season is if he is sacked.

After four years at Barcelona and three in charge of Bayern Munich, he is expected to fulfill his deal and enter the fifth season at one club for the first time in his managerial career.

'We give a bad, bad message for the new generation, to our kids, to just count the victor, the trophies.

City meet Los Blancos in the last 16 of the Champions League, and the Premier League champions are struggling this season compared to last, while Real Madrid are top of LaLiga Santander.