Man City board member blasts ‘codswallop’ Guardiola-Juventus links

Date published: Thursday 23rd May 2019 2:38

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One Manchester City board member has dismissed speculation that manager Pep Guardiola is set to leave for Juventus.

Guardiola strongly denied rumours linking him with Juventus earlier in the season and he was again dismissive when asked about the Turin club following the announcement that Massimiliano Allegri is to leave.

He said: “I’m not going to Juventus or to Italy. I have two more years here. I’m not going to move, I’m satisfied here, I’m not going anywhere. Next season I will be manager of Manchester City.”

Now, City board member Alberto Galassi has further dismissed the speculation, telling Sky Sport Italia: “As a City board member, I was surprised to read such codswallop.

“He’s our Coach and, he wants to stay with us. He can’t understand how his word is not being heard. It’s all a falsehood.

“The first thing a serious club does in these cases is to contact the other club. It’s unthinkable that City are unaware of his supposed presentation in just a few days.

“The story is totally without foundation. We don’t understand why a club should intervene for the umpteenth time to say Guardiola doesn’t want to leave Manchester City. This question doesn’t exist.

“I’m sorry for the Juventus fans, but they’ll have to find another Coach.”


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