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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola linked with return to Bayern Munich after stuttering start to fourth Premier League season

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola linked with return to Bayern Munich after stuttering start to fourth Premier League season

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Pep Guardiola has been linked with a shock return to former club Bayern Munich, according to reports in Germany. The Bundesliga champions parted company with head coach Niko Kovac after 18 months at the helm and currently have Hans-Joachim Flick in charge on an interim basis. Bild The German publication reports Guardiola is being considered for the Bayern job Bayern had drafted up a shortlist of potential managers, including Ralf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, Max Allegri and ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. According to SportBild, Guardiola still owns a flat in the city centre and recently visited Bayern’s training ground and directors. He is still held in high regard by the club and won seven trophies, but failed to win the Champions League, reaching three
Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

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Pep Guardiola insists he was not being sarcastic when he approached referee Michael Oliver after Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. The City boss appeared to thank the official for his performance in a melodramatic fashion after the final whistle at Anfield. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola appeared to sarcastically congratulate Michael Oliver at the end of the game Guardiola had been enraged during the Premier League clash as his side were twice denied penalties for possible handballs against Trent Alexander-Arnold. The first was the most controversial, coming immediately before Fabinho opened the scoring. The second came late on as City rallied in response to further goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. “It was not sarcastic,” Guardio
Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City: Defender Kyle Walker goes in goal in bizarre game in Milan

Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City: Defender Kyle Walker goes in goal in bizarre game in Milan

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Defender Kyle Walker had to play in goal for the closing stages as Manchester City held on to draw with Atalanta in the Champions League.Walker replaced substitute goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who was sent off for a sliding tackle on Josip Ilicic outside the box, having replaced first-choice keeper Ederson at half-time.Raheem Sterling had given the visitors a 1-0 lead in the first half of their group-stage game before Chelsea loannee Mario Pasalic equalised four minutes after the restart. City striker Gabriel Jesus also missed a first-half penalty in a bizarre game at the San Siro.'One of the most fun things in football' - Walker dons the gloves and everyone loves itChampions League permutations...
Littoral combat ship USS Kansas City finishes acceptance trials

Littoral combat ship USS Kansas City finishes acceptance trials

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Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's 11th Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the USS Kansas City, this week finished its last major task before its delivery to the branch. The Kansas City on Thursday completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, including tests of the vessels systems and a series of demonstrations in port and underway, the Navy said. Tests of the vessel, expected to be delivered to the Navy in December, focused on propulsion and electrical systems, as well as measures of its capability that included a full-power demonstration, steering and quick reversal, anchor drop test and combat system detect-to-engage sequences. "This level of performance is among the best I've seen for this class," Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS program manager for the Navy, said in a press release...
Man City v Southampton: Saints ‘incredible professionals’ – Pep Guardiola

Man City v Southampton: Saints ‘incredible professionals’ – Pep Guardiola

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The Southampton players who lost 9-0 at home to Leicester City on Friday are "incredible professionals", says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.Saints travel to Etihad Stadium in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and again in the Premier League on Saturday, their first games since the record-equalling loss."I am not going to judge them on that or prepare to play against them based on what happened against Leicester," added Guardiola. "They will try to do their best."Southampton's players and coaching staff have already donated a day's wages to charity following the heaviest defeat in their 134-year history.Going into Tuesday's last-16 EFL Cup tie (19:45 GMT kick-off), City boast the Premier Leag...