Pep Guardiola believes a World Cup each two years may very well be good for the sport and would welcome a good debate over the difficulty.
FIFA’s head of worldwide improvement Arsene Wenger, the previous Arsenal supervisor, has put forward proposals to hold the global showpiece biennially.
The plans have been met with sturdy opposition in some quarters, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin suggesting European nations may boycott the event in the event that they have been authorized.
European Leagues, a group which includes the Premier League and the EFL, has stated its members “firmly and unanimously” oppose the thought.
Manchester Metropolis supervisor Guardiola doesn’t suppose the proposition ought to be rejected out of hand, nevertheless, and want to hear all factors of view.
He feels holding a World Cup can be a greater various to different potential new competitions that would fill the calendar.
“All the time I am glad when new concepts are placed on the desk to debate,” Guardiola stated. “You do not have to criminalise concepts.
“The golf equipment and the leagues defend their place, FIFA defend theirs and UEFA defend theirs.
“That is why after we discuss international soccer concepts it’s ridiculous as a result of everybody simply takes care of themselves.
“The World Cup is superb. It’s the largest event and, as a spectator, I all the time get pleasure from watching it. If I may watch it each two years that may be good.
“I am fully in settlement with Arsene Wenger in that if it is not the World Cup then it is going to be one other competitors – the Confederations Cup or create a brand new event. What I’ve seen Arsene has proposed is a event of the most important high quality.
“I am glad that one one who has accomplished unimaginable issues in world soccer – not simply the Premier League – has put the scenario on the desk. We’re going to discuss in regards to the good issues and unhealthy issues associated to it.”
Guardiola’s chief reservation in regards to the proposals can be the additional burden on gamers.
He feels they’re already being requested to play an excessive amount of and modifications should be made.
The previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss stated: “The one actuality is that the highest gamers solely have two weeks off, not three months for regeneration bodily and mentally. It’s simply two or three weeks off.
“Throughout 11 months it’s video games, video games, video games. Earlier than, pre-season was 4 or 5 weeks. Now we’ve got 10 days.
“We need to play soccer and luxuriate in it, however we’ve got to cut back it. It is an excessive amount of.
“I am not saying it’s a must to get rid of nationwide groups, or the Champions League, or the Premier League, or all of the cups, however we’ve got to discover a resolution.”
Tottenham supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo has additionally expressed related issues.
“Every time a choice is made it’s extra video games, extra video games,” the Portuguese stated. “I do not know if the gamers will have the ability to maintain their stage of efficiency with so many video games by way of all these seasons.
“It’s my fear and my largest concern. However I haven’t got a transparent view on what’s greatest for the sport.”