Former Man City captain Richard Dunne details out on what exactly will go down for City with the Champions League ban.
And it’s not going to be good.
“Wherever he’s gone, he’s always been there to be a winner. That’s what he’ll want to remain,” he told Omnisport.
“He wants to go and win trophies and if City are in a situation where they can no longer compete, because they’re selling players and can’t attract the top players because there’s no Champions League football, it will be difficult.
“I think the club has been organised really well – the whole club, not just the first team. They have a structure in place where they will survive and try and rebuild again.
“But to lose someone like Pep Guardiola would be a huge blow. He’s what they’ve worked towards, to try and get him to come in as manager, and he’s been successful.
“You listen to players talk about why they sign for teams and Pep is a huge attraction for any player.”
“You don’t know what the owners are thinking and what their next move will be,” he explained.
“All the players are going: ‘Are you staying?’, ‘I don’t know, someone in the Champions League wants to sign me, so maybe if this doesn’t work out…’.
“It might be similar to when the owners came in and took over at City. All the players in the dressing room are talking about it and wondering what’s going to happen next. Am I secure? Are they going to move me on?
“There is an uncertainty that grows within the club. They’ll appeal and the court case will probably go on for a while. The players will be thinking: ‘What’s going on this summer? Are we in the Champions League or do I move on?’.
“Also, the talk may be that the Premier League is going to act and deduct points. It all becomes a bit messy and, as much as the players concentrate on the pitch and all that stuff, the talk all around them will all be about this situation.”
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