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Premier League: Guardiola, collector of trophies: “so they told me when I arrived at City …”

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Premier League: Guardiola, collector of trophies: “so they told me when I arrived at City …”

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Guardiola faced the challenge of making Manchester City the king of the Premier League and a permanent candidate for the Champions League in 2016. “I want to prove in England that I am a good coach. It’s a big challenge, ” he said in his opening statement. And Pep has more than fulfilled them.

With the exception of his first season, in which he experienced a period of adaptation and finished third in the league and without titles, the rest of the cycles were full of titles for the former Barcelona player. “By the numbers, no one was better than us. Scores of points, goals and four championships in a row… If upon arrival they tell me that I won six out of seven preliminary tournaments, I will say that I am crazy, and this is impossible. We have done something incredible, ” Guardiola reflected after Victory (3-1) at West Ham He lifted the English league for the fourth time in a row.

By the numbers, no one has been better than us at the PM

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager

Single A unique brand in the history of the centenary of football that gives shape to an undeniable dominance. Only club Liverpool in 2019-20 have ‘resigned’ the Premiership. The rest of the last seven are in the showrooms of Etihad Airways. “Before that it was the” rally ” that brought us to the limit and now Arsenal. “They push us to do our best,”said Pep, who shares with the German the record of points (100), wins (32), wins in a row (18), goals (106)…

The competition made them break all records with barely giving up metal. The Premier League is a pep garden that ‘rules’ in tournaments. He has won 12 out of 15 games played between Barcelona (three out of four), Bayern (three out of three) and City (six out of eight). He has never been lower than third place.

Only Ferguson surpasses him in titles

The leagues have fattened the palms of a Catalan coach who continues to expand the trophy room. The 38 he achieved in his 17-year career (starting in 2007-08 with a move to Segunda B with Barcelona B) was surpassed only by Sir Alex Ferguson, who collected 49 Between Aberdeen and Manchester United throughout his extensive career (1974-2013).

Coaches with Ms titles

  1. Sir Alex Ferguson: 49
  2. Pep Guardiola: 38
  3. Mircea Lucescu: 35
  4. Valery Lobanovsky: 30
  5. Otmar Hitzfeld: 28
  6. Carlo Ancelotti: 28
  7. Jose Mourinho: 26
  8. Luiz Felipe Scolari: 26
  9. Jock Stein: 26

Pep has a sixth (Barcelona 2008-09), a triple (city 2022-23) and (almost) a metal from every tournament he has played. He just missed the German Super Cup. The rest is at home. 14 awards with Barcelona (Three leagues, two Cups, three Spanish Super Cups, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup), Seven with Bayern (Two from the Bundesliga, two from the Bundesliga-Pokal , the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup) And 17 with the city (Six premierships, the FA Cup, four league cups, Community Shields, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup) adorn his career.

Manchester City, Premier League

And the maximum 39th of his career may come in the FA Cup final against United at Wembley. If he wins it, he will close the path with four titles after having already won three (the premier, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup). “Next season will not be the motivation to do this because sometimes it’s hard to find”, You admit Guardiola, according to his words, he has an expiration date in a city that is the club where the lady was. Eight years have passed… And boarding.

Next season will not be the motivation to do this because sometimes it is difficult to find

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager

“The truth is that I am closer to leaving than staying. We have spoken with the club and my feeling now is that I want to continue next season. Then, we’ll talk.”, Judgment. His contract expires in July 2025. Until then, PIP will keep adding bookmarks. He doesn’t know how to do anything else.

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