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Nuno hails Manchester City manager as one of the best

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno has hailed Pep Guardiola as one of the best-ever managers after reinventing the modern game with his style of play. The Catalan tactician won his seven league title as a head coach with Manchester City during the previous campaign and Nuno feels the 47-year-old has entered a separate bracket of elite managers in history.

He said:“Yes, no doubt, but how far back do you go? RinusMichels? (Arrigo) Sacchi? There are a lot. When someone brings something new to the game – because everybody knows the game – I think we as managers must develop our ideas to help and develop the game. Pep is in that small circle of persons. He’s changed his game. By doing that, he was able to change some mentalities of others, whether it beTiki-taka or whatever.”

Guardiola’s team struggled during his maiden season with the club between 2016 and 2017 where they only managed to secure the third position on the standings. However, the manager turned things around during the previous season with shrewd signings with the Citizens winning the title in historic fashion while securing 100 points on the board.

Still, “there are expectations from the manager to help the Citizens retain the title this term“ but the challenge remains stiff with Liverpool currently going neck-to-neck and holding a four-point gap over them at the top of the table. Meanwhile, Guardiola also had the added “pressure to deliver success“ in the Champions League where the Citizens have struggled despite the Premier League dominance.

The Mancunian giants have failed to reach the final in the history of the competition but they are expectations that they can eventually cross the hurdle with the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich not at their best during the current season. City are scheduled to host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League this weekend.

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