Former Manchester City midfielder Trevor Sinclair believes the lack of consistency with the VAR could cost the Premier League its top managers including Pep Guardiola.
City suffered a 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Liverpool in the weekend, but the fixture did not come without its own issues. As Manchester City may have been deprived of two penalty decisions by the VAR.
Pep Guardiola was visibly distorted during the super clash and was seen fuming at the referee’s decision during the fixture. Ex-City midfielder Sinclair believes such inconsistency in the use of VAR could cost the league its notable managerial figure, admitting Pep Guardiola could be the first to leave as a result.
“The Premier League has got a fantastic brand and I think it’s been affected negatively by this VAR situation,” Sinclair told TalkSport. “It’s not a better spectacle now because VAR has been brought in.
“Guardiola wants clarity to what the rules are, because at the moment the fans, players, and managers haven’t got a clue. This is my fear, that if this continues managers like Pep and the best players are going to start leaving the Premier League.
“If it continues to be this inconsistent, people are going to start leaving the Premier League and go to different leagues.
“I think Pep is right on the cusp. The Premier League is so good because we get the very best managers who attract the very best players.
“If you want to go to a top club, you look at who the manager is there. That’s how City have got the players they have got – because of Pep.
“Now, if managers start leaving the Premier League because there’s no consistency and it’s a flawed system, I think they’re in danger of ruining what they’ve produced over the last 25 years in the Premier League.”