Pep Guardiola knows his first season at Manchester City will be judged on how many trophies they win.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accepts his side’s season will be considered a failure if they are unable to win silverware.
Guardiola arrived in England on the back of trophy-laden spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and with expectations that would continue at City.
His team face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday and are on track to reach the Champions League last eight, while their chances of winning the Premier League title are slim.
Guardiola said he knew how he would be judged come the end of the season, accepting trophies were needed.
“I know what my standard is in terms of the past and titles. I know what’s on my shoulders and I have to handle that,” he told UK newspapers.
“I know we will be judged on the titles we win. I know that. No silverware – it will not be a good season. I knew that in August.
“If I have no silverware, I will not be here for a long time. Being a manager depends on results.
“But I always believe deep in my heart that results depend on the way you play. That’s why I need to be convinced that we’re playing better every day.”