Pep Guardiola is enjoying more power than the previous head coaches did at the Etihad Stadium.
Guardiola’s word is taken as the final word by the City hierarchy when it comes to buying players and also stretching the contract of the players.
Earlier, all such decisions were made by Txiki Begiristain who is one of the directors at the club. But, the power has shifted and now nothing moves ahead until and unless Guardiola gives it a green signal.
Begiristain’s job is now limited only to deliberating the terms and conditions of the contract with the agents of the players.
The reason the Sky Blues bosses have lost faith in Begiristain’s ability of judging players is that they have allowed him to spend as much money as he wanted in the last few years, but, still, he has failed to build a squad that can challenge even for the domestic title consistently. (more…)