First season there he spent 90mil while already having Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol, what's Arsenal going to give him?
Yes he spent money and inherited a good team, but that doesn't mean automatic success, at all. Madrid have spent more, and how many managers have they had? Look at them during the Galactico years. All of their recent managers, despite inheriting an excellent team and having shedloads to spend failed to get the better of Guardiola, including Mourinho really, who finally after about twenty go's managed a decent result, and Madrid for all their spending have got naff all to show for it compared to Barcelona.
I really don't get it when people don't rate Guardiola. It was pretty much the same team under Frank Rijkaard before Pep took over; a team he unbelievably transformed into a remarkable side time with quality work ethic, like I said before hes got players who've won everything there is to be won
still hounding the opposition trying to win the ball back; EVERY player on their team does it. To motivate the players and have them up for EVERY SINGLE game is truly remarkable, keeping the players level headed and ensuring they go out and give their own every single time is astonishing. Compare that to Wenger, who some of our deludeds claim (not saying you) is the best manager in the world, can't get us up for any big games, never mind big any "small games, QPR, Wigan, Fulham
Just like Roman does for Chelsea a lot of the time the directors get the players they want and the manager is stuck with them.
EVERY single player under Rijkaard improved tenfold under Guardiola, which is why Spain are doing well too. Especially playing Xavi and Iniesta together which they previously thought couldn't happen. How well did Guardiola do, being a complete rookie and nobody, by shifting out big name players like Guily, Deco and Ronaldinho despite them being their best players? For a complete nobody like Guardiola to suddenly become manager, for one of the biggest clubs in the world, under all that pressure, especially being a local boy and totally unknown, to completely transform that team and introduce a fabulous playing style which has seen them dominate every single team they've come across in every competition, resultantly winning every club trophy there is to win, more than once, in 3-4 years and being probably the best club side ever.
But he's a rubbish manager eh
, to not rate him is lunacy
If Mancini gets sacked this summer, can the new manager, who'd inherit a quality team, and have an unlimited chequebook turn City overnight into the best club side ever?
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