Pep Guardiola believes he would have been fired by Barcelona and Bayern Munich if he posted the type of disappointing results he did in his first season with Manchester City.

Guardiola won the domestic title in each of his first seasons in Spain and Germany.

“Here they gave me a second chance and we will try to do it,” he said. “In my situation at a big club I’m sacked. I’m out. Sure. Definitely. At the clubs I worked at before I am not here [for the following season], but here we have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season.”

Asked to clarify that at Barcelona and Bayern he would have been sacked, an irritated Guardiola said: “Yeah, because I have to win. You have the titles [headlines] for tomorrow in the newspaper, you are happy, eh? Yeah? Yeah, sure, definitely.”