Pep Guardiola says he’s ‘Mancunian for life’, opens up on Manchester Arena attack

first_img 3 Twenty-two innocent people were killed and hundreds were injured in the attack which was spread across the world media.Guardiola, who was coming towards the end of his first year in Manchester, felt the city’s response to the tragedy showed the best of humanity and helped him develop a close bond with the city.“When this kind of thing happens it shows the best of us… I will be Mancunian for the rest of my life,” he said.“I will be a Manchester City fan and it will be impossible to train another team in England like Manchester City because I feel beloved from the people here. Guardiola with his two daughters during his time as Bayern Munich manager Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 3 RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Most popular football news 3 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he ‘will be Mancunian for the rest of my life’ after explaining how the Manchester Arena terror attack made him feel closer to his new home.The Spaniard has revealed he rushed to Manchester Arena after hearing his wife and daughters were caught up in the events at an Ariana Grande concert last year. REVEALED Guardiola celebrates Manchester City’s Premier League title win last season Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF “I like to do it better, to seduce them, to make a better club so they can believe we are strong enough to do better things, but all human beings want to be supported in the bad moments. That is why it is perfect.”Guardiola has chosen to live in Manchester city centre rather than in the suburbs, saying he has preferred to live within the hustle and bustle of city life wherever he has played and coached, including his year sabbatical in New York.He said: “Always, when I went to Roma, Brescia, New York, Barcelona, I lived in the city.“I don’t live alone. I live with my wife and kids. It is much more comfortable. We like to live in the city, in the middle.”Guardiola finds home as the best escape from the intensity of his job.He said: “It’s the only place where I can do whatever I want and be free. I can do silly and stupid things there and not be judged.” shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Premier League boss received a frantic phone call from wife Cristina, who, along with daughters Valentina and Maria, was at the venue which was targeted by a suicide bomber in May 2017.“I was at home with my son and my wife and daughters were there,” Guardiola said in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.“At the end we were lucky. Unfortunately (there were many) people who suffered.“She called me but immediately the line broke. She told me, ‘Something happened and we are running, but I don’t know what happened,’ and the line broke. We tried to call her again and it didn’t work.“We went to the arena. After five or six minutes she called me again and said, ‘We are out, we are out’.” Pep Guardiola with wife, Cristina Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY REVEALED ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img

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