Are you sure, Richard? Fans ridicule Keys after he suggests Pep Guardiola could hire Sam Allardyce ‘on a temporary basis’ to sort Manchester City’s dodgy defence
- Manchester City are coming under criticism for their leaky defensive line
- Pep Guardiola’s side conceded a sloppy goal to draw against Leeds United
- Pundit Richard Keys made the bizarre suggestion of bringing in Sam Allardyce
- Keys points to Allardyce’s strong defensive record with his previous teams
Pep Guardiola should take the drastic action of bringing in veteran Premier League boss Sam Allardyce to sort his leaking defence, according to Richard Keys.
The beINsports pundit made the bizarre suggestion following Manchester City’s 1-1 draw against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United.
Alongside his co-host Andy Gray, the two men debated among themselves the situation City currently find themselves in, prompting Keys to come out with the controversial idea.
Richard Keys (right) made the bizarre call that Pep Guardiola should call on Sam Allardyce
Guardiola toiled on the touchline as City conceded a sloppy goal against Leeds United
‘It can’t be that hard, he can go and watch Roy Hodgson work or he could bring Sam Allardyce in on a temporary basis,’ he said.
‘Any of these guys have shaped teams defensively haven’t they?’ Keys added.
Fans were quick to offer their reactions online, with many questioning Keys’ position as a football pundit.
Keys pointed to the defensive record of Allardyce with his previous top flight clubs
One Twitter user responded to the video on the official beINsports account by writing: ‘How can your company still employ this dinosaur spouting his utter nonsense to the mass audiences. Absolutely embarrassing comments.’
Another simply questioned: ‘How many trophies has Sam and Roy won?’
City have now dropped five points from their opening three Premier League games, and now sit five behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who face Aston Villa on Sunday evening.
City’s plight is made much worse by the fact Guardiola has once again spent lavishly on his defence this summer in order to tighten the ranks.
Nathan Ake was acquired from Bournemouth for £40million, while Ruben Dias arrived from Benfica in a deal totaling an eye-watering £64m.
During his time at the Etihad to date, Guardiola has currently spent £421m on defenders yet still appears to be searching for answers.
New boy Ruben Dias made his debut after a £64m move but could not keep a clean sheet
City return to action following the international break, when Guardiola will come up against his former understudy Mikel Arteta.
Arteta’s Arsenal defeated City in last season’s FA semi-final, before going on to lift the trophy at Wembley.
The Gunners have won two games from three so far this season, and are yet to be defeated.
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