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“We are incredibly criticized – more than the worst in society” – Pep Guardiola reveals pressure from management after Steve Bruce’s exit from Newcastle

The Spaniard was asked if he enjoys coaching during his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, with City looking to build on their 2-0 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium this weekend .

Following Steve Bruce’s decision to leave Newcastle as head coach by mutual consent, many Premier League managers have spoken of the criticism that comes with the job in a message of support for Bruce, who has been abused by fans of the club throughout his tenure as boss of the Magpies.

Guardiola, who joined City in the summer of 2016, has found himself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons due to his side’s failure on the European stage since taking the helm of the Manchester club.


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“We (the managers) are incredibly criticized – more than the worst in society, because we don’t win games. It’s that simple,” the 50-year-old said at his press conference on Friday.

“I’m treated well because we (City) win sometimes, I’m treated badly because we lose. I like it, I like it. I don’t care. I know as a manager, success is because that we did it, not because I did it (alone). “

The Catalan boss has won three Premier League titles, four Carabao Cups and other national silverware during his time in east Manchester.


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Guardiola added: “From the CEO, our amazing workers, staff and backroom staff, success is because we made it (together).

“Because we’re in front of the media every three days, the influence is very, very minor.

“It’s hard to understand that football is collective, I never thought of winning a game (myself). I win games because my friends help me, (they) try to do my best to win the game.”


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