Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has revealed that cause of Real Madrid’s Julen Lopetegui was because he was not winning matches.
The Man City manager admitted that what happened to Lopetegui will happen to any manager who is not getting results.
Guardiola said he was still the manager of Man City just because he was winning matches, adding that he’ll be sacked once he stops getting good results from games.
Real Madrid confirmed Lopetegui’s departure on Monday evening and have replaced him with their Castilla coach, Santiago Solari on a temporary basis.
The Champions League holders had suffered five defeats in their last seven games under Lopetegui, while his final game in charge was the 5-1 loss to Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday.
“Football I know what it is, we still here because we win games, if we don’t win we will be sacked,” Guardiola told post match press conference after Man City’s 1-0 win over Tottenham on Monday night.
“I’m sorry for Julen because he’s a friend of mine. He’s an exceptional person.
“We played together at Barcelona and have an amazing relation. 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.
‘You either win in or row or don’t have the chance to continue. But in football you’ll have another chance.
“Julen will have another chance to show his value again, like he did with Porto and the national team with Spain.
“I wish him all the best, of course.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has spoken up on reports linking Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino to replace manager Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid, who has not been finding things easy at the club.
Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past few days.