Why does Pep Guardiola wear ‘mdcr’ on his shirt during matches?

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola usually wears a long-sleeved t-shirt. Find out here why the Spaniards wear ‘mdcr’ on the shirt during matches.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola talks to football manager Rafael Benítez
© Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty ImagesManchester City manager Pep Guardiola talks to football manager Rafael Benítez

Pep Guardiola is very close to securing another title with Manchester City, if he succeeds it will be the fourth time he has won the Premier League under the management of the Citizens. Due to the rainy weather that is common in England, the Spanish coach is often on the touchline wearing a rain jacket.

However, when it’s not raining, the 51-year-old manager usually wears a long-sleeved t-shirt. But why does he always wear the same clothes? Is it for charity? For example, in the 2020-21 season he wore a hoodie with the charity’s slogan open arms. It is the name of a Spanish NGO whose objective is to rescue people trying to reach the European continent by water, in the context of the migration crisis that Europe has been experiencing for several years and which is claiming the lives of thousands of people each season.

Additionally, in 2018, Guardiola also donated an amount of $182,000 to the foundation, and the money was used to recover a ship that had been seized by Italian port authorities. But why does Pep Guardiola wear a t-shirt with ‘mdcr’ on the back?

Why does Pep Guardiola wear ‘mdcr’ on his shirt during matches?

Today, very few coaches wear coveralls during games. Guardiola is one to wear a club kit combined with a casual jeans look. The Spaniard’s jersey is part of a Manchester City kit designed by Puma.

Moreover, the meaning of ‘mdc’ is ‘Madchester’adding to the city’s reputation as a musical and cultural cauldron, the term is associated with the music scene of the 1980s and 1990s.

At the time, bands like the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets topped the music charts. And then along came a band called Oasis, fronted by city-loving couple Liam and Noel Gallagher, and with their style they changed British music.

Elizabeth J. Harless