Football: Relaxed Pep Guardiola will play golf as Manchester City await title

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will be playing golf when Manchester United take on West Bromwich Albion on April 15, 2018.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will be playing golf when Manchester United take on West Bromwich Albion on April 15, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (AFP) - Pep Guardiola will be on the golf course as Manchester City wait for news of the Manchester United match that could see them crowned champions on Sunday (April 15).

Guardiola's side are within touching distance of the Premier League title after Saturday's 3-1 win at Tottenham.

The leaders are 16 points clear of second-placed United and a defeat for Jose Mourinho's men against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday would see City take the trophy.

But West Brom are bottom of the table and few give them a chance of upsetting United.

City boss Guardiola would not be watching the match on television.

Instead, he plans a round of golf with his son Marius.

"I have a golf game with my son. The only score I want to know is bogey or birdie," Guardiola said.

"We will see. Football is unpredictable. Normally United beats West Brom."

City could also take the title if United beat West Brom and then lose to Bournemouth in midweek.

If United - who denied Guardiola's team the title by beating them last weekend - win both games, City can still clinch it with a victory against Swansea next weekend.

"We didn't take our first chance, so hopefully we can take the second chance to celebrate with our fans next week," Guardiola said.