It was not that long ago when Joe Hart was winning Premier League titles with Manchester City and comfortably holding on to the number one jersey in the England national team.
Now, though, the shot-stopper has suffered a major fall from grace as he is way down the pecking order at City and is believed to be in danger of losing his World Cup place.
According to The Guardian, England manager Gareth Southgate has informed Hart that he will not be part of the squad on the plane to Russia this summer.
The 31-year-old is the nation’s most experienced stopper available with 75 caps to his name, but his performances during a loan spell at West Ham United have done little to inspire.
The publication suggests that Stoke City’s Jack Butland, Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Burnley’s Nick Pope will be included in the squad instead.
Hart’s career began to toil following the arrival of Pep Guardiola as City manager in 2016.
The Englishman did not fit the new coach’s style of play and was eventually sent on loan to Serie A side Torino.
Hart was unable to secure a permanent deal in Italy, which resulted in another temporary spell, but this time at West Ham.
There have not been any indications that the Hammers will try to sign the keeper on a full-time basis.
At the moment, it seems that Hart’s career is in limbo, and many football fans have pointed the finger at Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola came to England and ruined the career of Joe Hart on his own.
— Kash (@KashPathan) May 15, 2018
Joe Hart’s career has slut-dropped since Pep binned him. It won’t surprise me if he ends up in the Champions next season.
— Gage ✍🏾🤴🏾 (@willgagex) May 15, 2018
Pep destroyed Joe Hart
— Mk Maximo (@__Mk_1Four) May 15, 2018
Joe Hart must hate Pep Guardiola
— Director Labi (@YoungLabi) May 15, 2018
Pep 1-0 Joe Hart's career
— George (@Seager_George) May 15, 2018
Joe Hart's had a bit of a mare since Pep arrived, hasn't he. From City and England's No.1 to out of the squad completely and West Ham's No.2 in two seasons.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) May 15, 2018
I feel for Joe Hart, but the lad was a bit cocky at one point, until Pep humble him. I wonder though, who will they blame for his demoralizing.
— Karen (@KayK55) May 15, 2018
Joe Hart will never forgive pep
— Count Dilly Dilly (@NuclearNadal) May 15, 2018
Since Pep didn’t want Joe Hart as part of his plans moving forward his career has gone downhill. West Ham don’t want to pay the fee to sign him, he isn’t in the World Cup squad to Russia.
— – (@SamLeaky) May 15, 2018