Manchester City are one of the six Premier League clubs to agree to joining the new Super League. However, their head coach admits to being in the dark about this decision. Pep Guardiola rejects Super League- ‘I want the best and strongest competition’, he argues.
Guardiola discussed the Super League in press conference. He contends that a league without promotion or relegation for fifteen of its twenty clubs is “not sport”.
“It is not a sport where the relation between effort and success does not exist,” he said.
He elaborated: “It is not a sport where success is already guaranteed, it is not a sport where it doesn’t matter when you lose.”
“I have said many times,” Pep Guardiola rejects Super League, “I want the best and strongest competition possible, especially the Premier League.”
“And it’s not fair if one team fights to make it to the top and then cannot qualify because success is just guaranteed for a few clubs.”
He has urged owners of the 12 clubs involved in the breakaway to clarify the decision.
In fact, the most he can speak upon is his utter lack of information.
“No one has given any more details [to me] about what is going to happen or what is going to be created,” Guardiola said.
“Honestly, we (the managers) are not the right people to ask about it because only the president of this committee can talk more clearly about the idea for the future of football.”
He went on: “That is why it is a little uncomfortable for us (the managers). We don’t have all the information.”
“Once we have all the information, I can give my opinion,” he added.
“I can give my opinion of what I know today but I do not know any more – that is the reality.”
“But at the moment it is only a statement, and no more than that. I would love the president of this committee to explain to the whole world why they took the decision,” he continued.
“I don’t know why these specific teams have been selected and going to play this competition.”