​Pep Guardiola has hit out at the media in Germany on Friday over a perceived lack of respect from journalists towards football managers, according to the ​Guardian.

The Bayern Munich boss was confirmed as the new Manchester City manager earlier this week, and will see out the remainder of his contract in Bavaria before joining the Premier League giants for the start of the new campaign. He was approached with questions from journalists who asked whether it would be difficult to concentrate on both jobs at once.


Guardiola, however, took exception to the line of questioning and instead stated that he doesn't feel he - or other football managers - get the respect they deserve. Bayern sit eight points clear in the league table ahead of the match with Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend, and the Spaniard seemingly preferred to speak about the coming match, and not his long-term future.

He said: “Us managers get no respect whatsoever in the world. It doesn’t matter what we say. I am here, OK, because I have to be here. There is no more respect for managers.

“Why don’t you write about the many nice things I say about the players? There are media outlets here in Germany that haven’t asked me a single question about football since I got here. I don’t know why managers even give press conferences any more.”

He did however state that while he had decided to leave Bayern - which he accepted goes against the norm - he will be able to do both jobs at once.

Guardiola added: “I’m like a woman, I can do two things at once. I can control both situations. I can think about both situations. It is not a problem. I have a big talent for this.

“I know it has never happened before, a manager leaving Bayern. Normally Bayern leaves the manager, but we have four months.”

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