Pep Guardiola's sensational arrival at Manchester City could have been thoroughly aborted had the club failed to meet the manager's luxurious mansion demand, a new book has revealed.
The Spaniard joined the Premier League champions after a trophy-laden three-year spell with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
He succeeded Manuel Pellegrini in February 2016 in a deal that has obviously brought a remarkable revolution into the club.
And ever since taking over the mantle of leadership as head coach, Pep has given Man City a bright touch of magic by replicating his brilliant Barcelona antics which have seen the Blues metamorphose into an indomitable side.
Fast forward in less than four years as manager, in a freshly published book entitled ''Pep's City: The Making of a Superteam'' by Pol Ballus and Lu Martin, more revelations have emerged over the wave of intrigues preceding the manager agreeing a huge deal with the English giants.
The book revealed that as part of the agreement, Pep demanded that Man City management get a luxurious mansion for him and his family in the heart of Manchester similar to his home in Munich.
According to the author, the demand brought fore a big headache for the club management with Etihad director of football Txiki Begiristain mandating then player liaison manager David Quintana to meet Pep over the decision.
"Pep demanded accommodation of a similar standard in Manchester and the issue was in danger of becoming a deal-breaker,'' the authors noted.
''The problem was that Pep was refusing to live anywhere but the city centre and there just wasn't the right property there to suit him. It didn't exist. Begiristain could see all his plans going up in smoke. The deal to bring Pep to City was under threat," they further added.
It, however, took Man City management some months to get Guardiola his perfect luxurious apartment.
The mansion is said to be worth £2.7million located in the Deansgate City Suites in the heart of Manchester where the manager is able to live his dream.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Pep Guardiola admits his Manchester City squad are still not good enough to win the Champions League after missing chances against Crystal Palace in a Premier League game.
The Spanish boss claims the Citizens are not clinical in front of goal which could affect their chances of winning the elite competition this season.
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