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Carlo Ancelotti: Pep Guardiola will get fired eventually

In a promotional tour for his upcoming book, incoming FC Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti explains the volatile nature of being a professional coach, and how everyone gets fired at some point. Even Pep Guardiola.

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As everyone who hasn't spent the last six months under a rock knows, current FC Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, prior to winning his third straight Bundesliga championship -- and an unprecedented fourth in a row for the club -- decided not to sign an extension with the Bavarian giants.  He instead opted for a move to England to take over the reins at Manchester City.  This will mark his third club in his professional coaching career, and both times, he left of his own accord after his contract expired.

But that will change according to his replacement Carlo Ancelotti...eventually.  He's not saying it will happen at Manchester City, but it's inevitable, according to the Italian, in an interview with the Times (article is behind a paywall), promoting his upcoming book.

Being a coach is a job that carries with it a constant risk of getting let go.  As Ancelotti states,

At Chelsea I won the double. Sacked.  At Real Madrid I won La Decima. Sacked. There is no manager in their career that is not sacked.  [Sir Alex] Ferguson was sacked, [Marcello] Lippi sacked, [Fabio] Capello sacked, [Jose] Mourinho sacked, [Rafa] Benitez.

No coach is immune, no matter how big of a name, or even how successful he has been, apparently.  Well, except for Guardiola, who has left on his own terms from both clubs he has managed so far, FC Barcelona and FC Bayern.

Carlo continues,

The only one not sacked is [Pep] Guardiola, but he’s still really young. He has plenty of time. One day he will come into our club, the Sack Club.

Ancelotti is not bitter about getting terminated, in fact, he takes it with a smile.  He describes himself as a calm man, and knows what he signed up for.  Here's to hoping that Bayern doesn't need to add another termination story to his resume.

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