Pep Guardiola believes he could be fired as manager of Manchester City if they lose to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

City is thought to be incredibly unlikely to fire Guardiola given his record overall for the club.

Guardiola has failed to take City beyond the quarterfinals of the Champions League in his previous three attempts.

“I want to win the Champions League,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “I dream [of it] and I will enjoy preparing for the games against Madrid, to see what we can do and this process, two weeks before, will be the happiest moments of my profession, to imagine what we can do to beat them.

“If we don’t beat them, OK, come the chairman or the sport director and say, ‘It’s not good enough, we want the Champions League, I’m going to sack you’.

“OK, [I’d say], ‘Thank you, it was a pleasure’. I don’t know [if this would happen]. It has happened many times and could maybe happen.”