Mancini never saw Guardiola as threat for Man City job

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims to have not felt threatened by Pep Guardiola over his position with the Premier League Champions.
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims to have not felt threatened by Pep Guardiola over his position with the Premier League Champions.

That will not be happening following the confirmation in midweek that Champions League-winner Guardiola, after a year-long sabbatical, will return to the game with German giants Bayern Munich next season.

But Mancini said: "I didn't have any problem for this - I understand the newspapers should write that every manager wants to take this place because it is a good place.

"But I think we work very well here, I have a five-year contract and I think this is possible for five years."

The Italian was asked if he was surprised at Guardiola's choice of next club.

"I don't know - you should ask him.

"Bayern Munich is one of the top clubs in the world for its history, like Barca.

"If he decides this it is because it is the best solution for him."

 

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