Wouldn’t is just be the nicest existence to have the life of Pep Guardiola. A cool, calm and collected individual with one of the best jobs in the world, in addition to having the greatest CV in the history of the world. Then again, maybe it wouldn’t be that much fun to be such to life your life as such an arrogant sod.
You’ve all had that kid in your life growing up – you know the one – they get handed absolutely everything and whenever they don’t even slightly get their way, they proceed to throw the biggest hissy fit you’ve ever seen. It’s an infuriating case of lather rinse repeat, and it’s exactly what we’re seeing with everyone’s favourite Spaniard.
The writing for this has been on the wall for Pep ever since he agreed to make the move to the Etihad. This league, this country and most importantly this team don’t suit his oh so high standards. Whilst we’re focusing on arrogance specifically, a whole range of other stereotypes could be used for the bloke.
Following City’s abysmal run of form lately, some of the 45-year-old’s comments have been utterly baffling – like, throw yourself out a window to make sure this is real life, kind of baffling.
He actually had the nerve to compare his situation to that of Sir Alex Ferguson’s from nearly a quarter of a century ago. Yeah, because it’s not like the dynamic of football management has changed drastically over the last few decades.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is even suggesting that he won’t be given the time to turn things around. It’s as if he’s trying to ensure everyone jumps off the bandwagon before he’s inevitably fired.
The thing is, all this would be acceptable if it wasn’t so damn obvious that this tenure has confirmed everyone’s suspicions. He’s been spoon fed. At former clubs, Pep installed the same kind of tactics as he has at City and because they aren’t working out as well, the guy has no idea how to rectify the situation.
But the worst part – he isn’t even trying. The ultimate sign of this man’s arrogance stems from the fact there is no chopping and changing to be seen, and that stubborn nature is why so very many people are turning against him so soon into his reign.
We don’t care if you don’t know who Stan Collymore is, just so long as you know what a unique formation looks like. It’s not hard.
14 of the most pathetic Premier League debut seasons
Ugh. We were all so excited to see a fella come over to the Prem who was billed as the next van Nistelrooy, especially after he smashed in 45 goals for Heerenveen in just 39 games. But no; just no. Afonso Alves was absolutely shocking and the less said about him, the better. Get in the bin. Image Source: Twitter
Whilst Mario did a relatively solid job during his turbulent time at Manchester City, his tenure at Liverpool was nothing short of abysmal. He resembled a drunk version of Emile Heskey during his time at Anfield. Image Source: Twitter
Andy Carroll went from untouchable to useless donkey in the space of a few months, and that is quite the impressive feat. Image Source: Twitter
Newsflash to Memphis - the odd good game in the Europa League against part-timers and builders doesn't make you a superstar. Image Source: Twitter
Angel Di Maria
Angel started his United career how everyone thought he would - on fire. Unfortunately that dwindled out quicker than you could say 'flop', and he couldn't get away from Old Trafford quick enough. Image Source: Twitter
This fella came to England as one of the most feared strikers across Europe. There was nothing he couldn't do, however, we soon learned what he could do was fail miserably in the best league in the world. His hefty wages were not justified and he waddled away from his debut season a shell of his former self. Shame. Image Source: Twitter
What an absolute car crash. Diego Forlan was seen as a saviour for Manchester United but that couldn't have been further from the case. His first of two years at Old Trafford was painfully bad, and Fergie will forever be wondering just what it was that led to him not creating the form he eventually did in Spain. Image Source: Twitter
What a forehead. Now, with that out of the way, Gervinho was poor. The Ivory Coast forward gained alot of critics in his short stay at the Emirates, with many continually lambasting him for poor performances week in and week out. So much was expected, and so very little was actually delivered. Image Source: Twitter
Some may have forgotten that the great Patrick Kluivert once performed on the grand stage of the Premier League, and it's pretty understandable. The former Barca star's one-year at St James' Park ended with six goals, before he tucked his tail between his legs and went running away from the England as fast as he could. Image Source: Twitter
Pitiful is the only real word that can be used to describe Claudio Pizarro. The Peruvian netted just twice for the Blues after so much was expected of him in England. The bloke was potentially one of the biggest disappointments in Premier League history, and that's saying something considering the vast competition in that department. Image Source: Twitter
Bryan Ruiz had that Samaras feel about him, in the sense that he seemed forever destined to fail. The Costa Rican just seemed lost during his time at Fulham and for whatever reason, everything he did outside of the Premier League was not replicated in the English top flight. A shame considering his actual talent. Image Source: Twitter
Some how, some way, Chelsea made a profit on this bloke. Image Source: Twitter
Roque Santa Cruz
Four goals in 24 appearances for Manchester City after a 20-goal season for Blackburn is, to be honest, quite funny. Image Source: Twitter
Juan Sebastian Veron
The man who United fans love to despise - Juan Sebastian Veron. There were very high expectations for the midfielder upon his arrival at Old Trafford, and to say he didn't live up to them would be a drastic understatement. He looked more like a bald Dr Cortex than an actual professional footballer. Image Source: Twitter