Half of these players at City would not even be here if it was not for Pep.I wasn’t here when Gundogan was signed, but he was already a tremendous player, extremely intelligent on a tactical level having worked with Klopp and Tuchel for instance, and won titles with Dortmund and actively helping to carry them to a UCL final (and scoring in said final).
There is no doubt that Pep is an important part of our success, but he could leave at the end of next season. He left Barcelona and they won 5 in 8 La Ligas since, and one UCL with Luis Enrique. He took over Bayern one year after they had won the UCL, didn’t win it once there. He won the Bundesliga every time there, and since he left they continued to win it every time - and won one UCL two seasons ago. We are not dependent on him, is the point I’m making. Which is how it should be.
We are fairly dependent on him.
City will find it lot harder to attract players once hes gone.
Pep factor is our only compensation against the prestige of Barca, Real, Bayern.
Once Pep is gone, we will have to compensate this by money, like PSG are doing.