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(Video) Pep Guardiola press conference: Manchester City boss admits to nerves and claims no other offers were made

Pep Guardiola took his first Manchester City press conference on Friday, and covered a wide range of topics regarding his new club.

The Spaniard arrives after successful stints with both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and will look to replicate that in England in what is arguably his toughest test to date.

Having already signed Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito, the 45-year-old is expected to continue to be active in the summer transfer market in order to further strengthen his squad with major signings.

However, for the time being, he was keen to focus on what he has been able to do since arriving at the club over the weekend, and the work that is being done to prepare the team for the start of the new campaign.

“Fasten seat belts for the other side of the car, I just arrived ten days ago and we are getting to know each other so I need time,” he told the assembled media.

“We are going to do our best for our people especially the players to be happy what they do and the fans to try to be proud.

“If the fans are proud and what they see, because at the end they are so intelligent when they see their players, they realise immediately if they are committed or not.

“We are going to try and we have started out work for that.”

Meanwhile, the Spaniard also insisted that there was only one offer on the table this summer, despite speculation suggesting that other Premier League clubs were hoping to appoint him ahead of next season.

“Seriously, it was this one, so always I will be grateful to the people who trusted me to join the country and the Premier League.

“A coach, sooner or later, has to prove what it means to play in the Premier League. Manchester City gave me this chance and I will always be grateful. I will do my best until the last day to achieve what we want.”

It’s a difficult job that awaits Guardiola, particularly when considering the level of competition that he will face in the Premier League next season.

The Spanish tactician is joined by Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp, Claudio Ranieri and Mauricio Pochettino amongst others, and he will be tested both mentally and tactically by all as he looks to mastermind City’s return to the top of English football.

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