Pep Guardiola confesses he has been so successful as a football manager because he has only managed top sides in the world.
Pep Guardiola is definitely among the best managers in the world right now. He is the only manager in the world to record a sextuple, which he achieved 11 years ago with Barcelona in his debut season as a manager.
Further, he has managed to dominate Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and later winning back to back Premier League titles with Manchester City, Guardiola has found success wherever he has gone.
But often he is discredited of being the World’s best manager as his critics constantly argue that the Spanish manager has never managed a side with minimal resources and overturning them into champions.
That’s why many regard Jurgen Klopp to be a better manager, as he has dramatically overturned Liverpool since he first took the charge of the club, back in 2016.
Whereas, Pep Guardiola has always been inherited with a squad full of potential, be it Barcelona having prospects like Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi or treble-winning Bayern Munich and now, UAE funded Manchester City.
This point is now also accepted by Guardiola, as he has admitted that he is so successful as a manager because he has always got the privilege of managing the best sides.
“I never felt like I am the best manager [in the world],” he says. “Even when I won six titles in a row and trebles. Never felt that. “I won because I had extraordinary players at big clubs. The incredible managers don’t have these players. They don’t have these clubs.
“I’m a good manager, but not the best. Give me a team not like Manchester City and I’m not going to win,” said Manchester City boss.
Irrespective of the statements by him or his critics, managing a top side is not an easy job and Guardiola has consistently delivered despite the big egos in the dressing rooms, and this quality of his along with tactical proficiency has made him the most desirable manager.