“At a big club, I’d have been sacked…”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes “in my situation at a big club, I’m sacked” after failing to mount a title challenge this season.

The 46-year-old referred to his stints in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich with the relentless pressure they brought, but thanked City for giving him ‘a second chance’.

"I am not staying here because I am Pep or what I have done a long time ago, I know what the problem is," Guardiola told a news conference.

"I am not going to be [wondering] all summer: 'Oh what will happen next season if I don't win some titles.'

"Pressure I had when I arrived in Barcelona, when I had nothing to defend myself. At that club, if in six months you don't win, you are really out, like Barcelona or Bayern Munich, there you have to win by far. If not, they don't give you a second chance.

"Here they gave me a second chance and we will try to do it. In my situation at a big club, I'm sacked, I'm out, sure, definitely.

“At the clubs I worked at before I am not here, but here we have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season."

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