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Pep Guardiola urges clubs to give managers time after Chelsea sack Frank Lampard

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Pep Guardiola says managers need time if they are to succeed – following Frank Lampard’s sacking by Chelsea.

Lampard was dismissed today after 18 months in charge, with Chelsea down in ninth place after losing five of their last eight Premier League games.

Manchester City boss Guardiola said he respected Chelsea’s decision, but stressed the need for clubs to give managers more time, rather than ditch them at the first sign of trouble.

“All the managers – you have to win,” said Guardiola.

“People talk about projects and ideas, but they don’t exist – you have to win or you’ll be sacked.

“I respect the decision by Chelsea, but hopefully I can see Frank soon, take him to a restaurant to see him again when lockdown is over.



Pep Guardiola standing in front of a crowd: Guardiola wants managers to be given more time by clubs


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Guardiola wants managers to be given more time by clubs

“All the managers need time, but I’m not judging the decision from Chelsea. I respect the decision, it has to be that way.

“We just try to win as much as possible and when it doesn’t happen, if you don’t have the sporting director, board, CEO in the same line and you don’t meet the target, every manager needs time to do what you believe.

“It happens in a few places, because all the boards, the owners, want results immediately, quick.

“It’s better to win the league in November than January, and better in January than May, but that’s impossible and doesn’t happen.

“That’s why it’s difficult to talk about the projects. In one month you can drop everything you’ve built as opponents are good – when it happens, it’s always a risk.”

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