Manchester City is winning trophies under the baton of conductor Pep Guardiola, and Gary Neville used the opportunity to once again praise the Spanish strategist out loud after winning the League Cup. Recently, the former Manchester United player pointed out that Pep Guardiola reminds him of Sir Alex Ferguson, and now he has gone a step further.
Neville believes that the coach of Manchester City could be the best ever. For Neville, the Spaniard is out of competition, his influence on football, players, but also other coaches are immeasurable. Greatness is not only reflected in the titles, which Guardiola has in abundance.
Wherever Pep stepped, good results stuck to him. "I think Manchester City could have the best manager of all time. We will see that in 10, 15, 20 years… It is enough to look at how he infiltrated the countries where he worked, how he dominated football, but also influenced other coaches.
I don't think I've ever seen that before. "
League Cup winner
Guardiola won the League Cup with the Citizens for the third year in a row, and Neville referred to Guardiola's impressive statistics in the finals.
"It is an extraordinary achievement to win one trophy four times in a row. Besides, the football they play is magnificent, indeed. Guardiola is absolutely out of this world. He has an exceptional balance in cup competitions.
He achieved 14 victories in 15 finals ", said Neville and added: "Look at how he triumphed in three different countries. He currently dominates here in England. He will win the title in the next few weeks and it will be his third in five years, with exceptional achievements.
" Manchester City will not settle down until they climb on the roof of Europe, and Neville believes that Pep Guardiola will leave the Etihad only when he raises the Champions League trophy. His mission would not be completely successful if he did not bring the most valuable trophy to the Citizens.
"It will be a great challenge, a triumph in the Champions League with City would be like icing on the cake of Guardiola's rule." "I don't think he can go without winning it. It would be incomplete if he left this country without winning the Champions League."
"I know it happened in Germany, but here Manchester City will give him time to do it and he almost feels like he has to be able to say that the job is done," concluded Gary Neville.