Sunday, 16 February 2020

Guardiola to Juventus is realistic - Sam Allardyce

Guardiola to Juventus is realistic - Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has backed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to shine in Seria A if he decides to leave Premier League.

With Manchester receiving a two-season ban from UEFA competitions for breaching FFP rules and talks of them getting more punishment from Premier League also circulating, a move away to another club might be a great option for Pep Guardiola.

The Spanish International already proved himself in La Liga, Bundesliga, and Premier League so a move to another challenge in far Italy will be worth considering.

Speaking with the Mirror, Sam Allardyce revealed Pep Guardiola will be determined to prove himself in another league which makes the move to Seria A more realistic.

'I think so. If you look at Pep, we were all surprised he left Barcelona,' Sam Allardyce

'He’s a Barcelona man, he’s born and bred and he has been through the playing days and coaching behind the scenes with the youngsters, and then the top job, and then he wins the Champions League, La Liga on a regular basis and then goes: ‘Boosh! I’m having a year off.'

'He decided Germany was the next adventure and what was impressive about Pep was that he could speak German. That year he took off he taught himself how to speak German, so when he first went he knew how to communicate, which is very important if you go abroad.'

'Then he has three seasons there and comes to Manchester City. He’s had some great years at Manchester City now and Italy is another challenge.'

'So he looks like it’s a bit of, ’I need to go to Italy and challenge myself there and show them what I can do in that country.'

'Which is massive in football terms, like it is in Germany and England and Spain, so that challenge for him runs along a line a bit like what Jose Mourinho has done.'

'Portugal, Chelsea, Milan, Madrid and now Jose is back where most like to be, in the Premier League.'

'It’ll be sad to lose Guardiola because he has brought so much to the Premier League in his time and we’re all better off for him.' 

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