Pep Guardiola has admitted that his job could be under threat if Manchester City’s results don’t start to improve as “long-term projects do not exist in football”.
The Spaniard’s reign at City got off to the perfect start with ten wins from his first ten in charge but things have taken a turn for the worse with just four victories in their last 15 matches.
Guardiola says he doesn’t have a “defence” for the poor form – especially at home – and has taken the blame for recent results.
“The last month, I have to accept, we have to accept, it’s not going well,” he said.
“The last four games at home, we didn’t win and we scored four goals in four games at home.
“I don’t have a defence of that, but you don’t change what you believe, you improve on what you believe.”
However, despite the a bad run of results, Guardiola is adamant that he won’t change his philosophy in an attempt to achieve wins and keep his job.
“No, no way,” Guardiola said. “We are going to play the way I feel, making mistakes, but I cannot do something I don’t feel.
“Football does not exist as a long-term project. You have to win immediately and if you don’t win, you are in trouble. When you don’t win there are many reasons – maybe the opponent is better.
“You have to minimise mistakes to win games, I believe in the way I like to play, so I’m sorry, I can’t do that.
“The boss and the chairman are going to decide, but no way.
“It’s not going too well, of course, long-term projects do not exist in football. Then another guy has to be in charge because you have to win.
“Of course the club has to prepare in the long term, but the coaches, the managers, they have to win, or something is going to happen.”