Pep Guardiola warns stars ‘you have to be careful’ on social media after burglary at Jack Grealish mansion | UK News
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said footballers should not post too much on social media after a burglary at Jack Grealish’s home.
Thieves raided the 28-year-old England star’s Cheshire mansion as he was in action for the Premier League title holders at Everton’s Goodison Park in Liverpool on Wednesday night.
Members of Grealish‘s family and his fiancee Sasha Attwood were at the property at the time when they heard a disturbance and raised the alarm, The Sun reported.
Nobody was harmed but £1m worth of jewellery and watches was reportedly stolen.
It is the latest in a string of raids on the homes of wealthy footballers, including former Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, who was attacked during a burglary at his home in December 2021.
Chelsea star Raheem Sterling, former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and ex-Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria, have also been targeted.
Guardiola said: “They have security but unfortunately it’s happened. It’s happened many times.
“United players as well. I don’t know much about London but it’s happened (there), and not just in the UK – I know in Catalonia, where my family lives, many things happen.
“Today you have to be careful, definitely. Not much on social media – the less they know what you are doing the better. People are waiting (to see) where you are, what you are doing.
“Unfortunately it’s happened with Joao, which was so scary because the family was attacked.
“Jewellery, money, whatever – it’s tough – and the family being there is difficult to process. It’s tough for Jack, as it was with Joao before.”
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Guardiola said Grealish didn’t train on Thursday ahead of his side’s home game against Sheffield United on Saturday, adding: “He was with the family.”
Grealish helped City to a 3-1 win before he was informed of the raid on his home on Wednesday.
Police said officers, supported by dogs and a helicopter, searched the area around the property near Knutsford but there was no trace of the suspects.