Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager has said that he feels bad that Julen Lopetegui was dismissed at Real Madrid. He also said that “if we don’t win we will be sacked”.
When asked at a news conference about Lopetegui after City’s 1:0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, October 29, 2018, Guardiola said:
“Football I know what it is, we are still here because we win games, if we don’t win we will be sacked”.
You will recall that Real fired Lopetegui after just four months in charge, with the former Spain coach paying the price following Sunday’s 5:1 humiliation against Barcelona in El Clasico.
Speaking on his relationship with Lopetegui, he said:
“I’m sorry for Julen because he’s a friend of mine. He’s an exceptional person.
“I want to call him in the next few days. It is what it is. It’s football, nobody escapes that. When you have bad results you will not continue in big, big places like Barcelona or Madrid … I wish him all the best”.