Second chance for Guardiola

16 May 2017 04:29:05 EST

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City have given him another opportunity to prove himself after failing to live up to expectations this season.

 

For the first time in his managerial career, Guardiola will end a season without a trophy to his name.

City could even miss out on Champions League qualification if they fail to win their final two matches of the season as they battle it out with Liverpool and Arsenal for a top four finish.

City are 1/500 to finish in the top four, while the Gunners are 6/1 and the Reds 1/10.

By his own high standards, Guardiola admits he has underachieved this season and says had he been at previous clubs, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, it is likely he would have got the sack for such a poor performance.

However, the Spaniard is grateful to City for sticking with him and is determined to reward the club's faith in him going forward.

He said: "(The) pressure I had when I arrived in Barcelona, when I had nothing to defend (myself with) - at that club, if in six months you don't win, you are really out.

"At Barcelona or Bayern Munich, there you have to win by far. If not, they don't give you a second chance.

"Here they gave me a second chance and we will try to do it. In my situation at a big club - I'm sacked, I'm out. Sure. Definitely.

"At the clubs I worked at before, I am not here, but here we have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season."

City play their final home game of the season on Tuesday against West Brom and are 1/7 to sign off in front of their own fans with a win, while Albion are 20/1 and the draw is 17/2.

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