Pep Guardiola rubbished the rumours of him being in talks with the English Premier League side Manchester City.
The man who is in charge of Manchester City at the moment, Manuel Pellegrini, is close to getting axed if the news coming through the sources are credible.
But, Guardiola has shown disinterest in taking the City job in case Pellegrini is indeed shown the door.
Guardiola’s current deal at Bayern keeps him at the club for one more season after this one.
The Spaniard was thought to be going to get an extension, but, the Chief Executive of Bayern said a few days ago that the club was not willing to rush the new deal.
That created a few doubts in the minds of the people and that’s why, it was speculated that Guardiola might accept the lucrative offer made by City.
According to Guardiola though, neither has he been approached by City nor does he want to be approached. He would be more than happy to finish his contract with the Bundesliga Champions.
Talking to the media last evening, Guardiola said, “Nobody has tried to contact me and I am not looking for an away move either at this point of time. I don’t want to leave Bayern before the expiration of my contract. I’m only thinking about helping this club develop over the next year or so.”
Guardiola is arguably the best manager in the world at the moment and if he joins City, his tussle with Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, would be very, very interesting.
Guardiola though is a lot younger than Mourinho, but, he is equally as wily as the Portuguese and has had quite a bit of success with Barcelona and with Bayern too.
Guardiola is in his second season at Bayern.
Gary Rowett believes there is no point feeling sorry at the moment.
The Birmingham boss instead wants his boys to dig in deep and see how they can come out of this troubling phase.
Birmingham had a hell of a start in the second division of English Football this season, but, they started slipping a little bit towards the end of 2014 and right now, the scenario is that they have not had a victory in their last 8 games.
They are 17th in the 24-team Championship currently.
Rowett has even tried to change his formation of late. He has been a little more attacking, but, the results have been the same, even worse one can say as the Blues have conceded more goals in the recent games.
In such situations when nothing tends to go right, the players almost start feeling sorry and give up.
And, Rowett knows that. He is wary of the situation and that’s why, he is trying his best to keep the spirits high inside the group.
Speaking to the media yesterday, the 40-year old said, “With the same bunch of guys, we won so many games during the summer and there is no reason why we can’t win consistently again. It’s all about knuckling down and finding a way for ourselves. We have to make things happen somehow.”
The last game that Birmingham had won in the championship was a month back on 10th of January against Wigan Athletic at home. Since then, they have played 5 draws and suffered 3 defeats.
They had actually started playing slightly defensive Football in the New Year and that cost them. They probably need to be ruthless and be a little more expressive on the pitch. They have looked to do so in the last couple of games and they should continue that way.