Manchester City dominated the past Premier League season in an almost inimitable style. England agrees: it was the work of star strategist Pep Guardiola.
The Catalan formed the League Croesus of the Sheikh Club. Not an easy task in a competition that seems to suffocate with money. Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool – they all had to stand behind the crushing offensive presses of the Citizens and Guardiola.
Only in the Champions League did Liverpool appear to be one size too big. The later finalist beat – led by Jürgen Klopp – Guardiola with his own weapons.
The goal for the new season is therefore clear: this time it will also work in the premier league.
City fans have an exciting time. But you also have to worry. The third season of Guardiola in the club has started. After three years he ended with Bayern. He does not care about long-term tasks.
Does the club threaten to lose its mastermind? Guardiola's current statements promise nothing good. "I hope to become a Barca coach again", he said in an interview with TV channel "Movistar".
However, the day of return may be a few years later: "I want to take my last steps in the youth," he said, "I stop where I started."
Guardiola's desire for great love for football, the FC Barcelona, is unlikely to be satisfied in the coming years. The Guardiola contract in Manchester runs until 2021. However, he often emphasized that he did not want to work as a coach for too long.
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