Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has urged former Newcastle gaffer Steve Bruce to ignore the ‘b*******’ following his sacking as Newcastle manager.

Steve Bruce was relived of his job ‘on mutual consent” by Newcastle nee owners on Wednesday morning following days of intense speculation over his future with the Magpies.

The 60-year-old English manager, said he may retire, citing the toll insults have taken on his family, after leaving Newcastle.

“We get praise when we win, and we are incredibly criticised, sometimes more than the worst in society, because we don’t win games,” Guardiola said.

“I get treated good because we win sometimes, I’m treated bad because we lose.” Guardiola said in a press conference.

The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach described Steve Bruce as an exceptional gentleman. Agreeing to everything Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle said about his manager.

“You are, without a doubt, one of the most gentle people that I have ever met in the world of football. You have been a man of your word, a caring man and a fair man who never hesitated to protect us. I will never forget how you treated me, for that I will be forever grateful. It has been an honour and a privilege to have you as a coach, thank you Steve.”

Allan Saint-Maximin via Twitter .

Pep Guardiola didn’t mince any word in expressing his love for the round leather game when asked about how he feels being a manager.

“I love it. To the comments online I pay no attention. I know as a manager the success is because we have done it, not I have done it.

“From our chief executive, our incredible workers, the players of course, that’s why we’re here, the staff and backroom staff, the success is because we have done it.”

Guardiola also sent a message of support to Belgium-based Manchester City fan Guido De Pauw, 63, who remains in a coma after being the victim of an attack from rival supporters following the 5-1 Champions League win over Club Brugge on Tuesday.

Two suspects are in custody with three others released on bail.

Guardiola appeared at his Friday press conference in a T-shirt that read: ‘We’re with you, Guido’, and said: “On behalf of all of the club, from our chairman Khaldoon (Al Mubarak), for him, we are quite optimistic.

“In the last hours he is getting better and of course he has all of the support from the club on what they need for the investigation.”