Pep Guardiola Spotted Looking Bored During Man City Training Day After It Emerged Club Could Be Relegated

Pep Guardiola Spotted Looking Bored During Man City Training Day After It Emerged Club Could Be Relegated

  • Pep Guardiola appeared bored as he led his players in a training session on February 7
  • The Spaniard cut a dejected figure while sitting on a drink cooler box at the Etihad Campus
  • City were recently charged with several financial breaches and are facing possible sanctions

Pep Guardiola has been spotted for the first time since Manchester City were charged with breaching the Premier League's financial guidelines.

The league body announced on February 6 that its defending champions are facing more than 100 alleged breaches of financial rules.

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Pep Guardiola of Manchester City during training at the Manchester City Football Academy in Manchester. Photo by Tom Flathers.
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According to The Sun, the developments plunged the reigning English champions into turmoil, with the club now facing several sanctions.

The publication further reports that the Citizens are staring at possible points deductions, a transfer ban, or even expulsion from the Premier League.

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Guardiola cuts a glum figure

The latest happenings at the Etihad Stadium seem to have taken a toll on the mood in the Man City dressing room, with Guardiola spotted cutting a dejected figure during a training session.

The Spaniard took his charges through a few sessions on February 7, ahead of their Premier League meeting with Aston Villa on Sunday.

However, Pep looked in no mood during the drills, as he was pictured sitting on a drinks cooler box watching his players in action.

City recently faltered in the Premier League title race after being stunned 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

The defending league champions will be desperate to put their woes behind them when they take on Villa at the Etihad Stadium, aiming to get their title bid back on track.

Guardiola's comments on charges resurface

Sports Brief also reported on Guardiola's previous comments about the financial charges, as investigations into Man City prepare to get underway.

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In 2022, the Spanish manager suggested that he would leave the club if he was to find out its chiefs had lied about the club's current crisis.

Guardiola had also previously threatened to walk away from the Man City role, if he felt he was somehow not able to bring the best out of his players.

Source: Sports Brief News