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  • #183475
    nine nine nine
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    The big news is coming through thick and fast now. Pep has confirmed he will leave City at the end of next season when his contract expires and move into international football after a break.

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    #183477
    FoxyFoxes
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    International football for Pep will be the ultimate test imo. Any nation that takes him on will have to back him for the long haul IMO. His football philosphy and tactics will be even harder to implement in international football where you can’t just sign a the best player in the position you want, nor and this is the most important part I think, do you have that much time with your group of players to instill your playing style.

    Remember how long it took him to get that City team playing at their best and that was with an open cheque book. I’ve always been a big believer that the best international coaches are those who are the best man-managers and know how to build a good team spirit as you just don’t get long enough with your players to make a system work seamlessly.

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    #183478
    Chucky McChuckface
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    #183479
    nine nine nine
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    Which international team Pep might manage will be intriguing I doubt it will be Spain there would be a significant kick back there re a Catalan managing Spain.

    Personally I would love to see Pep manage England but the suits at the FA would have to admit they’d got it wrong with their rule of only being prepared to appoint an Englishman.

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    #183480
    Rover
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    I believe he will be a success internationally as well. He knows how to get the best out of any player.

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    #183481
    sean the sailor
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    Be very interesting. Pep has always been at the best clubs with the best players and money to burn. I think he is an exceptional manager who has brought so many new ideas tactically to the game but I’d love to see manage a club were the resources were tight

    Makes some absolutely bizarre decisions in huge games.

    Unbelievable manager but I agree with foxy. Less time to prepare and his game plan/tactics can take a very long time to implement. Be very interesting

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    #183482
    Chucky McChuckface
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    In Europe, he’d do well with Engerland, he know’s have the team already, and has watched the other half play week in, week out… I think he’d struggle with other European teams, including Spain if I’m honest (and I doubt we would see him take anybody else than England, Spain, or France… maybe Germany at an outside bet! My money would be on France!)

    Anyway, I reckon it would be either Brazil or the Argies next… probably Brazil (as Messi would have retired by then!)

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    #183483
    Chucky McChuckface
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    Or take the 50 million a year from UAE and top up that pension…. πŸ™‚

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    #183499
    Notnice
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    I think he will take over Belgium, lots of talent there and they haven’t really moved forward under MartinΓ©z.

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    #183505
    Mikus
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    I always think it a bit strange when managers reveal their plans a few years in advance. Many people don’t know their plans or where they’re going to be at in a few weeks or months time, let alone a few years or how they’ll feel. What if Pep’s on the verge of creating another special team by then? He still just going to walk away? Fergie announced his retirement then went back on it in 2001 and said it was a big mistakes. Also if City find a successor during Pep’s last season, that won’t be ideal, and his authority could wane.

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    #183509
    nine nine nine
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    All good points Mikus.

    It will be interesting to see what effect the “long goodbye” has on City it could work in their favour re the CL because there’s now a defined time line by which Pep needs to win the CL and he will definitely want to achieve that before he leaves City on the down side it will make it more difficult to attract players to City next Summer many have come to City because they want to play under Pep and players don’t like uncertainty and not knowing who their Manager might be in a year’s time.

    It’s going to be an fascinating to watch it all unfold over the next two years.

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    #183544
    Brian blue
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    I do not see what the “fuss” is about. It was always so that he would be leaving,Others will leave also, not just about players and player management, we may see new owners in 3/4 years, the signs are there now. Myself, I would thank Pep for the football he has given us, changed the game in the UK that’s for sure, I hope he achieves what he wants for the final two years. He will go to where is talent can be understood or moulded. He is no rush to do anything , no pressure, nice position to be in. Gets more time on the golf course as well with Tommy Fleetwood.

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    #183610
    nine nine nine
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    Spot on Brian and if Pep goes the full 2 seasons that will be 7 Seasons at City and very few Managers go that long at a Club nowdays.

    But I wouldn’t dismiss the uncertainty that Pep’s departure will cause look what happened when SAF left OT and Wenger Arsenal Pep may not have had the same length of tenure and it was always going to happen but City have Pep’s DNA all over the Club and he’s going to be a very difficult man to replace and next Summer it’s going to be more difficult to convince top transfer targets to join City with Pep only there for one more season and uncertainty about who will replace him.

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    #183658
    Brian blue
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    Nine…for that announcement to have been made
    1. It will have been done with City’s blessing
    2. The new Manager already known, no need to speculate, City will have chosen already
    Agree, pep has a big DNA at the club but others can continue in there own way, I doubt we will asking Mourinho,others of that “ilk” but job has been done but not dusted, you never know Pep may sign another extension!!!!

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    #183665
    nine nine nine
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    Don’t think you’re right Brian nobody of the right level would commit themselves to a job 2 years away on a maybe, without they give the job to one of Pep’s Lieutenants.

    Maybe it could be Arteta.😊

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    #183668
    sean the sailor
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    Pep just came out and said he never said he was leaving πŸ˜‚ so this a mute conversation chums

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    #183670
    nine nine nine
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    It is if he stays beyond the two years Sean.😊

    But even a week is a long time in football let alone 2 years.

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    #183671
    Brian blue
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    Nine…why not? Anyone with ambition lined up for the City job should be looking ahead. I still think, if he is going, pep would have been asked, who will be your successor and maybe that is not the one City will have chosen but for an important job like this they will not be leaving too long. Time will be important of any succession. Because of the 2 season wait though I believe the appointment is not going to be from the UK anyway. At one time, I thought Vierra was being lined up for it but I doubt it now. Arteta, despite his start at Arsenal would be OK but it will not happen, I think it will be an outsider not one of the usual candidates. Pep and Klopp have proved you do not have to understand the EPL…you change the EPL..that is what they have done and what makes them different. I think Tuchell is also on the way to doing the same but time will tell.

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    #183672
    sean the sailor
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    True nine mate…anything can change in a few hours as we saw today chum
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    Crazy stuff and it’s why we love football

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    #183746
    cityboy54
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    Don’t think Arteta is the answer

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