"It's not a sport if success is already guaranteed" | Pep responds to European Super League plans
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says a European Super League without promotion or relegation is "not sport" and has urged owners of the 12 clubs involved in the breakaway to clarify the decision.

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  • Autumn Red
    Autumn Red

    it isn't a sport either if you buy success by spending 1000 millions on players and get the favors of the UEFA not punishing your club for violating the fair play principles, but yeah, Guardiola, we know your sh*t doesn't stink, right?

  • Apophis

    Lol. The hipocrisy.

  • Show Time4
    Show Time4

    Success is already guaranteed no team besides city or Liverpool had a chance at the title.

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay

    As a chelsea fan. I applauded pep for this today 💙❤

  • hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa

    the other rebel clubs (indeed, any club in the country). And that despite knowing that his employer would be unhappy about him doing so. That is true heroism.

  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss

    "everyone thinks for themselves, everyone looks out for themselves " he's right. We've lost our way.

  • andylauchoira

    Hahaha, It's not a sport when you use the dirty oil money to buy a CL trophy all these years and still did not win. Shut the Fk up you bald head.

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay


  • aola wili
    aola wili

    As a chelsea fan. I applauded pep for this today 💙❤

  • doire aintu
    doire aintu

    "everyone thinks for themselves, everyone looks out for themselves " he's right. We've lost our way.

    • bilishu aliss
      bilishu aliss

      underdog, but the chances are so low... just ipocricy

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi

    I love when spanish people speak english... it feels like they speak from their heart...it is beautiful ❤

    • gioyu comi
      gioyu comi

      It's funny how you were complaining about a league not being inclusive and now you all want quality over quantity. You'll never stop to amaze me.


    He says after the fact! You're so brave Pep! 100% he would take the money to manage if that league ever got set up!

    • aola wili
      aola wili

      Can nobody speak freely anymore he thinks before he answers scared to say what he thinks because you can lose your job these days over having the wrong opinion!!!

  • SharkSprayYTP

    ok but the irony of this

    • doire aintu
      doire aintu

      This is a tad hypocritical coming from a man who's club is bankrolled by a nation state....

  • Shauka Hodan
    Shauka Hodan

    Pep and Klopp are genuinely football lovers and their reactions are as expected...

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi


  • Nilo Hermes
    Nilo Hermes

    Joining the club of a sheikh doesnt guarantee success. Source: BGfix What a joke...

    • gioyu comi
      gioyu comi

      underdog, but the chances are so low... just ipocricy

  • gioyu comi
    gioyu comi

    George Orwell - "When speaking the truth becomes a revolutionary act." Pure class Pep!

    • hoiy vinosa
      hoiy vinosa

      “Its a f*cking disgrace”- Didier Drogba

  • Gunners Lok
    Gunners Lok

    It would be a big slap on those presidents if Leicester nicks it again this season, although it is almost impossible now.

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan

      Anyone ever see Godzilla? The original Japanese one from the 60s and 70s? This ESL thing is like Godzilla.

  • David Ramiro
    David Ramiro

    It's not a sport if your club is supported by external and unlimited budget. He never criticises the unfairness that he benefits from.

    • SharkSprayYTP

      they have no one on strings.

  • Som Dutta
    Som Dutta

    It is a bit Fresh coming from the guy who coached three of the richest clubs in each League, with unending financial power to buy 3 40+ million pound player for each position. Hypocrisy has no bounds.

    • Unknown User
      Unknown User

      He literally left Bayern because he was annoyed of the smaller budget lol

    • gioyu comi
      gioyu comi

      So why he take over man city and not Sunderland

  • hondahomer

    getting 4th place is not successs! no team in the super league is guaranteed to win, anyone that can call a juve/united game is an idiot

  • Brice Dunbaar
    Brice Dunbaar

    Until he publicly apologizes to Samuel Eto'o, his opinion means nothing.

  • Kirshin Naidoo
    Kirshin Naidoo

    Rich coming from a coach and owners who spent millions for success at city. Such a hypocrite.

  • facundo riesco
    facundo riesco


  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov

    “Its a f*cking disgrace”- Didier Drogba

  • Lueg ABode
    Lueg ABode

    "It's not a sport if success is already guaranteed" and this comes from a manager who is the most paid and has a top5 team in whole world. Yes also ManCity can loose to an underdog, but the chances are so low... just ipocricy

  • aprantisaj

    It's funny how you were complaining about a league not being inclusive and now you all want quality over quantity. You'll never stop to amaze me.

  • frost1129

    Can nobody speak freely anymore he thinks before he answers scared to say what he thinks because you can lose your job these days over having the wrong opinion!!!

  • Kozlovsky91

    This is a tad hypocritical coming from a man who's club is bankrolled by a nation state....

  • Luis Martin Cavanna
    Luis Martin Cavanna

    Ohh so the NBA, NHL, NFL , MLB, Soccer League are not sports, but the petrodollar teams are? did you hear that, Jordan, Montana, Gretzky, Di Maggio????? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

  • Pavel Ištók
    Pavel Ištók

    money is guarantee of success, therefore mancity going to be have success for a time oil money coming in

  • Alberto Merelo
    Alberto Merelo

    You're funny Pep. You've said "It's not a sport if success is already guaranteed" when you (as a club) have spent (from 2008 until 2019) £1.2bn on football players for your team, precisely to "Guarantee Success". Shut up you hypocrite.

  • Ruben Domingo
    Ruben Domingo

    Anyone ever see Godzilla? The original Japanese one from the 60s and 70s? This ESL thing is like Godzilla.

  • It's Me
    It's Me

    Hahaha the Englishmen and their media where daily complaining about the Arab Muslim owners buying city but now when their are the only team saying NO to the super league everyone is quite and not one praise for the brilliant decision, while their western and chinese masters are sellig the soul out of the sport. 👏

  • Uninstall

    So why he take over man city and not Sunderland

  • sam allardyce
    sam allardyce

    Sounds like a joke when Guardiola says "It's not a sport if success is already guaranteed". LOL

  • lali muhammad
    lali muhammad

    Its not a sport if success is already guaranteed...wise...and what of this life and success in the Hereafter!!?

  • Mr Deg
    Mr Deg

    Pep have learned from the best. And the best is Bielsa

  • Aakash Suryi
    Aakash Suryi

    Bro i feel the clubs are directly responsible for the situation they're in. It's them who've allowed player wages to sky-rocket. It's them who've allowed transfer fees to sky rocket. Most of them have no Financial Discipline or Diligence. How are players allowed to earn 300,000€\£ every week as direct Salary?!? How?!? In what world is that ok?!? Bear in mind I'm not talking about Messi/Ronaldo/Suarez here. We as fans need to have this conversation because it's the elephant in the room. Let's consider Liverpool as an example simply because they have players who "arguably" have had the highest work-rate/output in the last 3/4 years under Klopp in terms of distance run per game and other statistics. Who in Liverpool gets paid above 250k directly as Salary? Only VvD and Salah. The rest them earn very reasonably when compared to other clubs. There was a study done on this comparing the salaries of players at different clubs. Imo, Liverpool is one of the most financially disciplined clubs in Europe. Let's put aside the fact that Jon Henry was one of the main party to initiate this ESL. The rising Players Wages and Salaries is the main underlying issue that's at heart of this ESL that nobody wants to address. Cristiano makes about 100 million because of sponsorships every year. Who decided to give Messi 500 million as a direct component of Salary?!? Who was the donkey who made this decision?!?? Now that Barca is in fukin Debt they are planning to monopolize the competition along with other Idiots. Believe me as football fans (not club fans) this is a conversation that NEEDS to be had. Players need to be paid a fixed component of Salary, and a Variable Bonus Component based on their performance output ( Goals, Saves, Clean Sheets, Assists, Pre-Assists, Chances/Opportunities Created, Key Passes, etc) This Conversation needs to be had sooner or later. Those fuking owners and executives are fuking incompetent who dress up in fancy suits. Dortmund, Liverpool, Leister, Athletico Madrid are some of the most Financially Disciplined and Well -run clubs. You don't have divas & Super-models like Neymar, Pogba, Ozil, etc. I'm not even going to address Rmadrid and Barca because they're a disaster. That Bartameo idiot gave Messi half a Billion as Direct Salary.

  • Ronado Ron
    Ronado Ron

    You have spent more than a million in transfers at city and trying to buy the league.. hypocrite.. Still haven't won champions League and never will city win it



  • hitman 47
    hitman 47

    Esl is over Now everyone stand against fifa and uefa.

  • Irish_ Farmers_Tan
    Irish_ Farmers_Tan

    does he know the name of the president of the club?

  • o0xSwankyx0o

    So what did Pep say?

  • Jim Malone
    Jim Malone

    We want super league

  • Douglas Kay
    Douglas Kay

    Football in England is no longer a sport, money changed all that, it is simply a business and has all the flaws of business. It looks to me that the referees are being bought because the decisions they make are clearly not the true rules. For instance Sheffield United were playing another team and United scored a goal which was cancelled because the right winger had his toe over the goal line. Now unless he is interfering with play he cannot be offside and he was nowhere near the ball.But that was only one of many incidents where certain teams get free kicks because one of their players dived after losing the ball.

  • Desmond Wang
    Desmond Wang

    Wrestling is kind of a sport too.

    • SharkSprayYTP

      not like thats an issue.

    • SharkSprayYTP

      i woudnt call it a sport. more like theatre.

  • Monaleenian

    This is such a stupid statement from Pep. Sporting and business success should be decoupled. The fact that they aren't makes it inevitable that every league will end up like the Bundesliga with one team on top forever.

  • samsabruskongen

    Says the manager of Man City, a club that bought its success. A club owned by people that think slave labor is quite ok and that basic human rights, and especially women's rights, are a joke.

  • Soeradj Narain
    Soeradj Narain

    The governing bodies of UEFA and FIFA have too much power over soccer as well. This is always bad because they never consider the interests of the clubs where the players earn their money and play the most part of the season. They decide who plays when and where. Not acceptable.. i think that clubs foremost MUST have a say in international matches a other duties their players have.. they must find common ground because everything is about money nowadays..

  • adb0471

    Class act

  • Snooker 1985
    Snooker 1985

    That’s rich coming from him

  • t rex
    t rex

    Says the man with an unlimited budget.

  • David Kalandadze
    David Kalandadze

    Is this about every sport? Also about rugby Six Nation Tournament? About not letting Georgia in?

  • pot kettle
    pot kettle

    Hypocrisy --- city 3 time cheats

  • Tony Vella
    Tony Vella


  • Michael 1984
    Michael 1984

    The guy is on a mega salary and he dresses like he works in a library

  • Joseph Harley
    Joseph Harley


  • J M
    J M

    Had the ESL made some room for smaller clubs maybe making a Europa League equivalent thing then I think people would have been more open minded.

  • marioreds

    The super League was a horrible idea. That said, it's not like guardiola is that much better: he works for people who are so rich they can pretty much guarantee his team will play champions league. And even in his previous experiences (bayern munich: by far the best club in its country; barcelona with messi at his peak and without the current economic crisis) it was the same.

  • Ozzie Malassy
    Ozzie Malassy

    Let's not kid ourselves, it's a win for UEFA & FIFA not the fans

  • Jonathan

    Says the man with twice more money than anyone else...

  • Damien Kearns
    Damien Kearns

    Compare this to the weasel at Chelsea Tuchel who spoke like a coward.

  • iclark2400

    Pep is right, FIFA & UEFA are equally as guilty and greedy as Florentino Perez and this whole European Super League concept. I'm so happy he spoke out on it, more than you believe!

  • foxtrone

    Dear stupid Pep... It's not a sport if the defeat force the teams to default... CITY and PSG push the bar too higth... What is the merit of PSG and CITY, two clubs without any history and sporting merit in 120 years of this game ... maybe it's having the owners of the club who can spend without limits!?! While others have to go into debt to compete!?!?

  • ErKa ScaZuchi
    ErKa ScaZuchi

    *success is already guaranteed*... lmao, people who reject this fate must already be rich


    didnt that stupid sheikh mansoor knew his manager is Joseph Guardiola ...idiot

  • Terrence Alexander
    Terrence Alexander

    Word boss word

  • ultimo87

    Too easy to only listen the points about fairness of the game etc... The most important point of what Guardiola said is that "everyone looks for himself" uefa, fifa, the clubs, they all look their own interest ..... so making this "war" now, good vs bad is stupid and ignorant . From a moral point of view we all bad , we all contributed to a football that is all about money. no one excluded

  • Tushiro10captain

    Honesty at it's maximum. Hats off to you Pep.

  • Jay Smith
    Jay Smith

    "It's not sport if success is guaranteed" says the man who has only been the manager of clubs who were/are the richest, biggest, and have the best players in all three leagues he has managed in. The guy is one of the most self unaware hypocrites there is.

  • Keegan Murphy
    Keegan Murphy

    Man it’s a shame that Ronaldo couldn’t say anything.

  • Mr Key
    Mr Key

    New title - New Comp - US yanks decided to 'Make America everywhere again' TM. The Arabs oiled the way again, TM - The Russians had nothing to do with it again.....(TM) ....& spurs etc....TRADE MARK! You are Welcome. THIS ISN'T AMERICA!!!!!!! This is England. This is NOT a yank sport...It's a World sport, "Made in ENGLAND" - TRADE MARK and re-owned and loved the World round - AND LOVED by all!!! I bought shirts this year i CANT AFFORD because we won ....30 years. I cannot wear MY shirt where I live because of YOU John. Yes you John may well be a Master of difficult meetings after the fact - pre-requisite. Your words spoken like a true sociopath and masterfully too. Re-printed MUG on every paying fans forehead who believed you - after the fact. That's why you are where you are. I'm occasionally smart but You wont know about this comment unless you answer it personally....or continue to "Walk alone" - TRADE MARK that version of the song...Its your very own version you own it....It's YOUR personal version for you...You're Welcome...to LIVERPOOL F.C.U.K. TM Do you want your fans to sing again? ......... It will be your new song la ( LFC = 129yrs - U.S.A = 244yrs ) - you do the maths... The USA is a Country/Child. Don't be gaming with our club and clubs in our much older country. Your Parent. Jurgen/Players/Fans/anyone with a beating heart and soul.

  • vishal gupta
    vishal gupta

    Says the one who spent 1 billion dollars to buy players. !

    • knightofdoom zero
      knightofdoom zero

      vishal....hahahaha......spupid silly boy.......hahahahaha

  • Michael Taylor
    Michael Taylor

    I'm a Liverpool fan for over 50 years gotta so tho I have a lot of respect for pep

  • Mogsy

    He's a likeable guy. And a superb coach the sooner he leaves city the better.

  • michael asiamah
    michael asiamah

    This shud be awakening call to Uefa and premier league ... needs transparency and fairness

  • kolibs_king

    The funny thing is this concept is common in the US. Your club can be sh*t for decades and still compete in the highest platform in the country

  • All Stars
    All Stars

    Yeah but is it really sport when manchester city spend x amount vs burnely who spend x amount. Is that fair?

  • mark Boot
    mark Boot


  • Sunil Gordon
    Sunil Gordon

    Hats off to Pep. He speak it like it is.

  • blenti kalaja
    blenti kalaja

    Yeah Pep you are one of the reason that we are in this position 30 mil€ a year since Man city / Psg oil money they broke the game

  • Billy Kuan
    Billy Kuan

    American leagues are all closed shops and the owners use that in their favor. They do not improve teams to specifically lose support and then move to another city or holding the city hostage to get better tax deals, lands and stadiums. No need to win. It is disgraceful and all apart of the great lie we live in here in gangsterville.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    If success is guarantee then its not a sport According to him success means money He indirectly means football is all about money So if thats the case ESL is better

  • Joel Childs
    Joel Childs


  • Princeps

    Guardiola wo is communist at 20 milions year

  • Izzinuddin Zaini
    Izzinuddin Zaini

    Nice content but I have to dislike because I couldn't skip the ads. Sorry about that.

  • Franco V.
    Franco V.

    Ok then let’s just pretend that city didn’t ruin football with their fake financial fair play BS 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Fitam H
    Fitam H

    “jürgen and the other managers” ... seems like jürgen’s opinion is the most important in english football today

  • Transparent CD
    Transparent CD

    In the words of the senate: Ironic.

  • Ark Blast
    Ark Blast

    Don’t tell me the managers of the clubs weren’t aware of what was going on. Very easy to say now “oh I wasn’t supporting it” bullshit!

  • Ro Doroe
    Ro Doroe


  • Fred Fannakapan
    Fred Fannakapan

    I’ve was a City supporter for 45 years. 45 years. I’m done. I’m out. Even though they’ve backtracked, the damage is done. I was born just outside of Wigan, so that’s who I’ll be supporting going forward. I’ve been through some lean times with City, so I’m used to being disappointed... so Wigan will feel like an old, comfortable sweater. 🖕🏻 City, c’mon Tics!!

  • Juan Carlos Gonzalez
    Juan Carlos Gonzalez

    It is not a sport if there is no fair competition, my billion dollar team versus Brighton!

  • b t
    b t

    The title made me think the video was going to be about F1

  • Abdolvakil Fazli
    Abdolvakil Fazli

    Well said

  • fab harlock
    fab harlock

    sta parlando quello che sta vincendo facile coi soldi dei suoi padroni,stai zitto almeno,puoi infinocchiare gli inglesi non noi,e se sei coerente a fine anno vattene,visto che fai la verginella

  • Rahul Singh
    Rahul Singh

    And is it a sport if billion dollar clubs fight along with million dollar clubs to win a league? The basic of any competitive tournament is to have competition and none of the leagues are presently competitive with few clubs dominating the league in all countries.

  • Alan Cooper
    Alan Cooper

    As a United supporter, I strongly dislike City, but I will always like and respect Pep. Dude's a football prodigy.

  • L.M. station
    L.M. station

    Football clubs shoud not have accepted playing with no fans, and without offering compromise for that key esue. They should fight for getting back fans on stadiums, at least 10% of their capacities, with a goal of saving football's main purpose. For instance, clubs can mark seats on whitch is alowed to seat, if distance and restrictions are problem. Stadiums are wide enough to implement that. Not to fight for super league without - in real - audience. No point indeed. Not all the clubs can live this way, and that new league might make it even worse, for the 'smaller' clubs, perhaps. Anyway, the best and the most attractive football is been played in lower leagues. Just my opinion.

  • mohamed ismaciil
    mohamed ismaciil

    Guardiola is a legend says how its not like coward tuchel of chelsea.thats how u know hes top manager hes not scaree of anybody

  • andi

    Never own a business you don't understand.

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