Maurizio Sarri is under pressure after his team was beaten at Etihad Stadium. However, he has got the backing of his City’s manager Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola sympathized with Maurizio Sarri and urged Chelsea to give the Italian more time after Manchester City thrashed the Blues 6-0 in their record Premier League defeat.
Guardiola, though, feels Sarri should be shown patience and drew parallels with his first season in charge of City, which saw the club fail to win a trophy.
“I know what he wants to do,” Guardiola told a news conference after City leapfrogged Liverpool to reclaim top spot in the Premier League table.
“This kind of person, these type of games, the football helps to make it better. They beat us at Stamford Bridge in December; it was tight, they were better in moments.” “But people don’t understand how difficult the first year can be. People need time, it only depends on the owners, the people in charge need to believe.” Guardiola added.
Surprisingly, Sarri stormed down the tunnel without shaking Guardiola’s hand at the full-time whistle, but the City boss said it was not an issue.