Pep Guardiola housing dilemma threatened Man City tenure

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has won back to back Premier League titles, earned 198 points in two seasons and won the first ever domestic treble. But all of this glory nearly didn’t happen… over a house.

The Telegraph brings us the latest quotes from the book ‘The Making of a Superteam‘, by Pol Ballús and Lu Martín, that come from the very start of Pep Guardiola’s tenure as Manchester City boss.

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Guardiola was announced as Manuel Pellegrini’s successor in February 2016, and excitement started to grow around the club. But two months after it was announced, the club was becoming worried that the deal would fall through, with the then Bayern Munich boss not being able to find a suitable property.

Pep Guardiola is said to prefer to be based in the city centre, considering the way he works, and just like during his time in Munich, he wanted a similar lifestyle in Manchester. When no properties became available, Txiki Begiristain is claimed to have become worried and sent former player liaison manager, David Quintana, to Germany for a three hour talk with Guardiola, or for the sake of the operation’s privacy, ‘The German‘.

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After Quintana returned and told Txiki Begiristain that he had to admit to Guardiola there were no properties that fitted the requirements of the Catalan boss, Manchester City chiefs feared the entire deal would fall through.

Thankfully for Manchester City fans, Guardiola managed to find residence at a serviced apartment in the city centre – ‘City Suites‘.

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