No disciplinary action will be metted on Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over his post-match overboard exchange with Nathan Redmond, the English FA has said.
The Catalan couldn’t bottle his emotions after Raheem Sterling produced an eleventh-hour winner to steal all 3 points for the Citizens. He had what appeared to be a heated castigation with Redmond as the latter trudged dejectedly off the pitch.
Although Guardiola immediately, at the post-match conference, cleared the early assumption and said the incident wasn’t a hostile but a complimentary exchange and Redmond releasing a statement echoing what Guardiola had previously said, the FA summoned the former FC Bayern Munich manager to explain why he behaved in such a manner.
However, the FA has accepted Guardiola’s version of the story and there will not be any action against him but he’s been reminded of his responsibilities by the Association.
Asked if he regretted his exchange, Guardiola said: “Yes. I did it in Munich, with my old player [Joshua] Kimmich, I did the same in Dortmund and had regret there after the game and the same now.
“I cannot control myself. Hopefully I will improve. What I said is what I said and what Nathan said in his statement.”