Pep Guardiola vows to leave Manchester City if fans are unhappy amid ‘Emptyhad’ row

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Pep Guardiola has issued a statement saying that he will positively vacate his position as Manchester City‘s head coach if the club’s supporters are not happy with him. This stance comes after the Catalan’s words were drearily misinterpreted following City’s 6-3 drubbing of RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

With only 38,602 fans attending the fixture, as mentioned earlier, Guardiola had urged more fans to attend City’s Premier League clash against Southampton. To put things in perspective, this number is 17,000 short of the Etihad Stadium’s maximum capacity, thereby justifying the Spaniard’s concern.

Having recently installed an updated digital ticketing system at the Etihad, Manchester City face issues with this system, with fans waiting in queues to get access to the ground. Kevin Parker, general secretary of City’s official supporters’ club, lashed out on Guardiola following his remarks, asking the 50-year-old tactician to stick to coaching.

A frustrated Guardiola went on to clarify things at Friday’s pre-match press conference, calling out Parker whilst describing his intentions. He stated, “I love this club. I am part of this club. Otherwise, It would not be my sixth season here. That is what I am so upset and grumpy and disappointed that this guy [Parker] pretend to tell me what I have to say, what I have to do, and I know exactly what were my intentions. But the same. When people are not happy with me, I will leave, that’s for sure.”

Refusing to apologise for his remarks, Guardiola claimed to have said similar things during his time at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The Cityzens are currently sitting in second place after five Premier League games, having recently drawn against Southampton at home.