Vincent Kompany has asked Pep Guardiola to stop insisting he will one day take over as Manchester City manager. Kompany will be in the opposing dugout at the Etihad Stadium for the first time on Saturday when his Championship-topping Burnley side face the Premier League champions in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, but City boss Guardiola has tipped the Belgian to succeed him in the future.
Shortly after the FA Cup draw paired the two clubs at the start of the month, Guardiola said it was Kompany’s “destiny” to manage City, and he repeated that view on Friday, saying that after studying Burnley more closely he was “more convinced than ever” it would happen. “He has got to stop saying it!” Kompany said with a laugh. “I am a Championship manager, I don’t know what you want from me! “I think he should stay for another 10 years at Manchester City first and foremost.
Secondly, City are competing to win the Champions League, we are competing to win the Championship so I don’t think those kind of conversations make sense. “They need to have the best manager in the world.
I understand the question comes because I have an affiliation with the club but I want to be extremely respectful to the club I manage as well, that’s why I don’t want to answer to any speculation, and that’s not speculation because it is far-fetched. “This club to me means everything.Read more on breakingnews.ie
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