Man City board member addresses Pep Guardiola to Juventus speculation
But Galassi says speculation over Guardiola‘s future is a non-issue.
“As a Manchester City board member, I was surprised to read such nonsense,” he told Sky Italia.
“He’s our coach and he wants to stay with us. He can’t understand why his insistence [that he is staying at City] hasn’t been listed to. They [the reports] are lies.”
Asked about the course of action City have taken to clarify Guardiola‘s future, Galassi said: “The first thing a serious club does in a case like this is contact the other club.
“It’s unthinkable that City would be unaware of an imminent presentation [of Guardiola as Juvetus manager]. The story is completely without foundation.”
Guardiola has insisted on three separate occasions that he will not leave City, and Galassi, along with Nedved, is bemused as to why the Catalan’s stance on the issue has been overlooked.
“We don’t understand why the club should again step in to say that Guardiola doesn’t want to leave the club,” he explained. “The issue doesn’t exist.
“We [Galassi and Nedved] have known each other for a long time.
“We’ve been in contact on Whatsapp and had a laugh about it.
“Juventus is a club that doesn’t need to be defended and we were both of the belief that the issue had become rediculous.
“I’m sorry for the Juventus fans, but they’ll find another coach.”