When Pep Guardiola took over at Manchester City the fans here at The Transfer Tavern and beyond thought they were a shoo-in for the title. With his remarkable record at Barcelona, and at Bayern Munich it seemed that he was the man to lead City to first place, especially after a sensational start to his reign.
But it didn’t take long for the most competitive league in the world to bring Pep crashing back down to Earth. Frailties in defence, long term injuries to key players, and the debate over who is their number one goalkeeper ensured that City would finish some way off eventual champions, Chelsea.
There has been some fantastic forward play from Pep’s boys, and with the speed and dynamism of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, Man City have some of the best attacking talent in the league.
So what does Guardiola need to change to mount a serious challenge both domestically and in Europe? Click below to see what we think are the two biggest issues that Pep needs to sort out for next season…