Guardiola: I've not delivered the goods at Manchester City

Rachel Hardy
May 17, 2017

The departure of long-serving City right-back Pablo Zabaleta was confirmed over the weekend and, with a close-season of upheaval among his playing staff expected, Pulis insists Guardiola must be allowed to shape the squad to his needs.

Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, May 13.

The bookmaker's latest odds suggest the Hammers [3/1] are massive front-runners to land the 32-year-old, although Slaven Bilic's side aren't alone in the running. Naturally, it is a matter of great disappointment for all at Albion and our thousands of genuine fans that a tiny minority would put profit before backing their team.

"His impact here was awesome".

David Silva has scored in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since December 2014. Then we struggled at home against Everton and Southampton, had a couple of draws and defeats then the Chelsea game we dominated up to half time and the wheels came off. They reached the Champions League semifinals for the first time ever last season but Europe's traditional heavyweights make it a regular occurrence.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. "We play for a lot of things, (it is) a real final for us and we are going to be ready for this game".

"So after one season it's hard to judge and I'm sure Pep will be determined to be closer next season - in all the tournaments".

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"In my situation, at a big club, I'm sacked. Perhaps Pep felt he couldn't develop that group into what he wants and he wants other people in to do it and get exactly what he wants".

When asked by co-host Micky Quinn if they are a big club, Lake responded: "You're asking a Man City fan!" In fact, the aggregate score has City up 45-8. There is no chance they won't finish in the top four.

City have failed to win any silverware in Guardiola's debut season, and are not yet guaranteed a top-four Premier League finish, with two games to play.

City defeated West Brom 4-0 at the Hawthorns with two goals apiece from Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan.

Since their 3-1 victory against Arsenal on March 18th, the Baggies have yet to record another victory, failing to score in six of the seven games since (D2 L5).

They are fourth in the league but will be assured of finishing third if they beat West Brom on Wednesday and Watford on the final day of the season.

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