Thursday May 23 2019
City: Pep to Juve 'codswallop'

Manchester City have denied ‘codswallop’ that Coach Pep Guardiola will join Juventus this summer.

One of Italy’s leading news agencies reported on Thursday that Juve would appoint Guardiola as their new Coach on June 4.

However, City board member Alberto Galassi told Sky Sport Italia: “As a City board member, I was surprised to read such codswallop.

“He’s our Coach and he wants to stay with us. He can’t understand how his words are not being heard. It’s all a falsehood.

“The first thing a serious club does in these cases is to contact the other club. It’s unthinkable that City are unaware of his supposed presentation in just a few days.

“The story is totally without foundation. We don’t understand why a club should intervene for the umpteenth time to say Guardiola doesn’t want to leave Manchester City. This issue doesn’t exist.”

However, Galassi did reveal he had talked to Bianconeri supremo Pavel Nedved.

“We’ve known each other for a long time, we had a laugh. Juventus are a club that don’t need to be defended and we both realised that the issue had become ridiculous.

“I’m sorry for the Juventus fans, but they’ll have to find another Coach.”

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