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Old 16-04-2018, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Far East Eagle View Post
The man has won La Liga, the Bundesliga and now the Premier League. But is he genuinely a great manager?

Guardiola has the almost unlimited wealth of Middle Eastern despots to call on at City, won out in a 2 horse race in Spain and a 1 horse race in Germany.

Compare his to Rafa Benitez who broke the duopoly with Valencia in Spain, won the Europa League with an unfancied Chelsea team and performed a minor miracle with Newcastle in the last 2 seasons.

Could Pep do the same?

Final comparison. There is a lot of talk about Guardiola being one of the all time greats. How does he fare against Bobby Robson? In his 13 years at Ipswich he only signed 20 players, most of the players that he utilised to win promotion and the UEFA Cup were Ipswich academy boys that he rigorously trained into shape. He then went on to manage the national team, best result since 1966, and won leagues across Europe, including at Barcelona before they were the superclub that Guardiola would inherit.
Booby Robson didn't win the League at Barcelona.
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