Manchester city defence coach

Welcome to The Athletic. Get access to smart, in-depth Manchester City sports coverage from an all-star team of writers. No ads, no pop-ups, no auto-play - just stories with substance in a clutter ... Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has indentified Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson as one of the most important figures in Pep Guardiola’s team. Despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad earlier ... Pep Guardiola has no intention of moving Fernandinho back into the Manchester City midfield. The Brazilian has been playing as a centre-back in recent months. That situation first came about through necessity with Aymeric Laporte and John Stones out injured but has endured even with the latter now fit again.