Speculation about the future of Josep Guardiola with Manchester City seems to have never stopped, where the hot news now is the issue of the coach’s move to the Juventus stronghold next season. Responding to the issue, former Manchester City player, Pablo Zabaleta dared to issue a prediction that the coach would stay at the Etihad Stadium.
If you look at the records, then Josep Guardiola is entering his third season with Manchester City, and is likely to return to ensure themselves as defending champions of the English Premier League in a row. As for last season he managed to deliver Manchester City to become champions with a record 100 points.
Apart from these records, now Josep Guardiola is struggling to defend the Premier League title from the friction shown by Liverpool as their points of contention are only one.
Now all the issues of the title race are getting hotter when claims come that Josep Guardiola will soon be docked at the Juventus Allianz Stadium. Investigating, Juventus prepares Josep Guardiola as a potential replacement for Massimiliano Allegri.
Zabaleta denied all these predictions by hoping Josep Guardiola survived. The player who is now strengthening West Ham United is aware that Manchester City still needs cold hands Josep Guardiola to be able to lift the club level to the European stage.
“Manchester City last season won the Premier League title. Manchester City plays the most beautiful football that we have never witnessed in recent years in England,” Zabaleta said.
“I think he will stay at Manchester City. He will continue to improve the level of the game of Manchester City and win many titles, especially at the European level which has been dreamed of by the club,” concluded Zabaleta.
Zabaleta comment like this because he has experienced training by Josep Guardiola for one season while still playing at Manchester City. Of course, he has ever had sweet memories with the former Barcelona coach and Bayern Munich.
From all of Zabaleta’s experiences with Josep Guardiola, the player did not hesitate to call Josep Guardiola one of the best coaches in the world of all time.
“He’s amazing, he’s one of the best, of course. I spent one season with him, the first season for Pep in England. Lots of amazing memories with him, but we also made some mistakes that made us fail to win the Premier League or Champions League,”
“For a club like Manchester City, finishing a season without a trophy is something empty, and as a player it hurts a lot. When you are there, you play to win the trophy. “Zabaleta continued.