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Man City Could Sack Me If I Lose Against Real Madrid : Guardiola

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The Spanish boss is aware he is under pressure to deliver an elusive Champions League crown at Etihad Stadium come June
Pep Guardiola believes he could be relieved of his managerial duties at the Etihad Stadium if Manchester City lose against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

City have been unable to maintain their domestic dominance in 2019-20, with Liverpool storming 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League after 25 fixtures.

The Blues look destined to miss out on a third successive title, but they have progressed to another Carabao Cup final, the fifth round of the FA Cup and the knockout stages in Europe’s elite competition.

Guardiola was touted as the man to end City’s wait for Champions League glory when he inherited the managerial reigns at the Etihad in 2016, but he has so far been unable to guide the team further than the quarter-final stage.

The Spaniard – who won the trophy twice while in charge of Barcelona – thinks City’s season will be considered a failure if they are unable to get past Real Madrid in the last 16.

Guardiola says the fact City have never conquered Europe adds to the difficulty of the task at hand, with expectations at the Etihad at an all-time high.

“That’s why it is so difficult to win it. And in 100 and more seasons of history for Manchester City, it was 100 seasons of failure – that is not true,” he told Football Daily.

“There are many incredible players that made our fans happy, and (times when) our fans enjoyed part of the season. I know the people say ‘You are good’ or ‘You’re not good enough.’

“I accept it. I want to win the Champions League, I dream and will enjoy the games against Real Madrid, to see what I can do.

“And this process, the 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, then the chairman will come, or the sporting director, and say ‘It’s not good enough, we want the Champions League, I’m going to sack you’.

“Then ‘OK, thank you, it was a pleasure.’”

When asked if he genuinely believes his job could be under threat if he doesn’t deliver the Champions League, Guardiola responded: “I don’t know, many times it has happened. Or maybe he will say ‘OK you’ve done well, but what can we improve?’

“Since I arrived, that is what I have got from this club – what can we do, then do it better and do it better. That is the process.

“Liverpool have spent four or five years to win the first title last season. It was a process – new players, the process, then invest more and more, and they are the best team in the world right now.

“Always people believe that you are Pep, or you are Jurgen, or another name, so you have to win all the titles, get two thousand million points, two thousand million goals.

“Sometimes it’s not possible. Sometimes there are opponents, sometimes you cannot do it because in no sport does one team win all the titles all the time. It’s impossible.

“We give a bad, bad message for the new generation, to our kids, to just count the winner, the trophies.

“You said the season would be a disaster, but if we win the Champions League it would be sensational. Why?”

City will take in a trip to Santiago Bernabeu for the first leg of their tie with Madrid on February 26, with the reverse fixture set to take place three weeks later.

The English champions are currently looking ahead to a Premier League meeting with West Ham, which was rescheduled due to the extreme weather caused by ‘Storm Ciara’ last weekend.

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Football Club, Newcastle United Ban Players From Shaking Hands Over Coronavirus Outbreak

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Premier League club, Newcastle United have banned players from shaking hands at the training ground due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

The club’s coach, Steve Bruce confirmed the ban at a press conference while speaking ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Burnley.

According to him, the club has put a stop to a morning ritual of players and staff shaking hands each morning as fears over the spread of the disease increase.

“There’s a ritual here that everybody shakes hands with everybody as soon as we see each other every morning – we’ve stopped that on the advice of the doctor.

“Were like everybody else. Thankfully, we’ve got a superb doctor here and he will keep us informed of what we have to do.

“We’re glued to the TV for where it’s going to go next and let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse in this country.”

So far in the UK there have been 16 cases of Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Can Spread Through Surfaces And Objects Such As Desks And Telephones : WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the promotion of regular and thorough hand-washing hygiene, adding that the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) can be contracted when someone infected coughs or exhales.

The global health body released a statement on February 27 titled ” Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19″. In the document, WHO warned that people can contract the virus if droplets of infected fluid falls on nearby surfaces and objects such as desks, tables or telephones.

The statement reads in part: “People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

“If they are standing within one meter of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them.

“In other words, COVID-19 spreads in a similar way to flu. Most persons infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover. However, some go on to experience more serious illness and may require hospital care.

“Risk of serious illness rises with age: people over 40 seem to be more vulnerable than those under 40. People with weakened immune systems and people with conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease are also more vulnerable to serious illness.”

The document went on to list ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

The document states: “Make sure your workplaces are clean and hygienic, surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards) need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly.

“Why? Because contamination on surfaces touched by employees and customers is one of the main ways that COVID-19 spreads.

Coronavirus can spread through surfaces and objects such as desks and telephones- WHO

“Promote regular and thorough hand-washing by employees, contractors and customers.

“Put sanitizing hand rub dispensers in prominent places around the workplace. Make sure these dispensers are regularly refilled. Display posters promoting hand-washing, ask your local public health authority for these or look on www.WHO.int.

“Make sure that staff, contractors and customers have access to places where they can wash their hands with soap and water. Why? Because washing kills the virus on your hands and prevents the spread of COVID-19.

“Promote good respiratory hygiene in the workplace. Display posters promoting respiratory hygiene. Combine this with other communication measures such as offering guidance from occupational health and safety officers, briefing at meetings and information on the internet, etc.

“Ensure that face masks and/or paper tissues are available at your workplaces, for those who develop a runny nose or cough at work, along with closed bins for hygienically disposing of them.

“Why? Because good respiratory hygiene prevents the spread of COVID-19. Advise employees and contractors to consult national travel advice before going on business trips.

“Brief your employees, contractors and customers that if COVID-19 starts spreading in your community, anyone with even a mild cough or low-grade fever (37.3 C or more) needs to stay at home.”

WHO further advised that “employers should start doing these things now, even if COVID-19 has not arrived in the communities where they operate.”0

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‘If You Are A Lady & You Text A Guy Only When You Need Something From Him, You Are A Thief’ : Ghanaian Woman

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A Ghanaian lady who introduced herself as Auntie Kiki in a video attached to this story has sparked a wild debate online after she dropped a controversial statement that has since not gone done well with the slay queens and the lazy ass girls.

Auntie Kiki argued that girls should be responsible and work hard rather than depending solely on men, especially only texting them only when they are in need.

She said: “Auntie Kiki wants to clear a couple of things for you guys okay? I’m not going to be harsh on anybody. I’m just expressing a couple of truths. Young ladies, if you only text a certain guy because you want something from him, look at me I want you to know, you are a thief, big thief.”

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