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Joe Hart all but confirms that his Manchester City career is over

Friday 10th March 2017
When Pep Guardiola first came to Manchester, he literally came in like a wrecking ball. Joe Hart & Yaya Toure were instantly thrown into the Lion's  den with Sergio Aguero's future also hanging in the balance.

Fast forward a few months and only two of the aforementioned three are prominent members of the starting XI. Now Joe Hart has come out and openly talked about his under-question Manchester City future.
Speaking on the Premier League show with the BBC, the English keeper made it clear that he held no hard feelings for the Manchester City boss. Despite being unceremonially turfed out after 10 years at the club, the 29-year old has put the incident behind him and is focusing on life in Torino. Joe Hart went into further detail about the incident:

"I want to say it was bad really, but it wasn't. I kind of saw it coming. You just pick up vibes, it certainly wasn't a surprise to me."
Pep Guardiola's total possession philosophy dominates his decision making in relation to every position on the pitch. He subsequently deemed the 29-year old as incapable of adjusting to that style of play.

"To get results he needed to have a team he felt comfortable with and a team he wanted. I didn't fall into that category and that's no problem. It's nothing personal on me, I know that. He's not that kind of guy and I respect his honesty."

It's fair to say that as Joe Hart may not bear a grudge like many of the Manchester City fans do. Claudio Bravo, who was brought in as his replacement has had a torrid time in England. In 19 appearances for the Sky Blues, Bravo has only kept 4 clean sheets, conceding 25 times equating to 1.32 goals per game.

The Chilean's performances were so bad at one point that he'd conceded six goals in the six shots he faced in January. It then came to the point where his performances were so undefendable that the forgotten man Willy Callabero came into replace him. So much for philosophy, eh?
In the same interview with the BBC, Joe Hart admitted that his future in England is uncertain for now.

"I don't know where my future lies in terms of teams wise. I've certainly had no communication with anyone."

At the moment, the England no1 has two years left on the 120k/week deal he signed in 2014. However, judging by these comments, it doesn't look like any further contract negotiations have started. But that didn't stop Joe Hart from professing his love for the club.

"I love that club. I always said, as long as they wanted me I would be there. But I was always cautious because at big, big clubs things can change quickly."
As long as Joe Hart is England's best goalkeeper I'm sure he'll have a future at Manchester City. If not, I'm sure there'll be a plethora of Premier League clubs who'd be willing to take him on. Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton are all teams in dire need of a new number one keeper for next season.
Mathaeus Abuwa

Arsenal fan with ample amounts of passion for both Cristiano Ronaldo & Real Madrid. I'm one of those bandwagonist hipster fans that will claim to know everything about football, but only watches the El Clasico outside of the Premier League. Forgive me, I'm trying. Oh yeah, #WengerOut. 

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