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MANCHESTER – After complaining about the winter schedule exclusive to the English league, while its European counterparts take breaks, Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has promised his side that they would get their winter break anyway.
Sources within the City camp have informed The Dependent that Guardiola is looking to wrap up the league title within the next couple of months, after which the squad would be given a winter break.
“The aim is to win the league in February so that it still qualified as a winter break,” a member of Guardiola’s coaching staff told The Dependent.
“Early March latest, because that would still be cold enough to be winter. We’re talking about a Manchester winter of course.”
However, with the Champions League knockout stage also beginning in February, it would be quite a challenge for Guardiola to give the players the time off.
“No but he’s adamant. He wants a winter break for his players,” another member of the management team at the club said while talking to The Dependent. “He might play the reserves in the Champions League. But the team is getting their winter break.”