Pep Guardiola will take over as Manchester City manager on the 1st July 2016 after the club announced the appointment on this month.
But what can the two-time Champions League winner bring to the City dressing room that the club’s present manager, Manuel Pellegrini cannot.
The former Barcelona, and current Bayern Munich manager, has won 19 trophies in six-and-a-half unbelievable seasons- his first coming with Barcelona when the Catalan giants won the Copa Del Rey against Athletic Bilbao in 2009.
FC Barcelona 2008-2012
La Liga (3): 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
Copa del Rey (2): 2008-09, 2011-12
Supercopa de Espana (3): 2009, 2010, 2011
UEFA Champions League (2): 2008-09, 2010-11
UEFA Super Cup (2): 2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup (2): 2009, 2011
Bayern Munich 2013-present
Bundesliga (2): 2013-14, 2014-15
UEFA Super Cup: 2013
FIFA Club World Cup: 2013
Guardiola has certainly proven to the footballing world he’s capable of winning trophies, but can he pull it off on a cold wet Tuesday night at Stoke City.
It’s fair to say Manchester City have struck gold appointing Pep as their next manager on a three-and-a-half year deal. His track record with FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich speaks volumes about the 45-year-old.
Absolutely extraordinary from the Spaniard, but how can he guarantee his record doesn’t get diminished by Manchester City. Well with his success in the game, the chances of alternation in his philosophy are minimal.
Guardiola’s tactics are reliant on the three Ps- play, possession and position. He believes movement around the field is vital in getting results. However, keeping positions on the pitch is the most significant part in Guardiola’s success.
Although his philosophy has brought success for Barcelona and Bayern in recent times, there’s no guarantee the same can be said for Man City. If there’s going to be years of dominance in the Premier League from City then be set to see some high-profile exit from the Etihad Stadium, in particular Yaya Toure.