Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, claims that if the team does not win the Champions League, his tenure will be “incomplete.”
It should be noted that Pep Guardiola has led Manchester City since 2016. City has won nine major titles, including five Premier League titles, under his leadership, but no European trophies.
In 2021, they came the closest to winning the Champions League, but Chelsea, a Premier League rival, defeated them in the final.
Aside from the final defeat in Portugal, they lost to Real Madrid in the previous season’s semifinal, have exited at the quarterfinal stage three times, and began Guardiola’s reign with a loss in the quarterfinals.
Despite Pep Guardiola and his team’s failures in the Champions League, the major title that City has yet to win, the club’s owners decided to extend his contract.
Guardiola extended his contract with City until 2025 while the Premier League season was halted due to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Pep Guardiola stressed the importance of the Champions League title to Manchester City ahead of their EFL round of 16 match against Liverpool on Thursday at 20:00.
“It’s not the only one, but it’s the trophy we want, and my time here will be incomplete unless we win it,” Guardiola said.
“I will do everything in the time we have together but I’d say the same before. It’s the trophy we don’t have, and we’ll do our best to get it. I’m sure they’ll figure it out sooner or later.”