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Lionel Messi Picks the Best Coach in the World After Man City Boss Guardiola Wins Treble
- Treble-winning Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has received his flowers
- In the eyes of Lionel Messi, the Spaniard is the world's best football tactician
- Messi shocked the football landscape by choosing to leave PSG for Inter Miami
Pep Guardiola has been crowned the 'best coach in the world' by Lionel Messi following the former's treble success with Manchester City.
After years of heartbreak and near misses, Guardiola - widely recognised for unlocking Messi's extraordinary potential - finally got his hands on the coveted UEFA Champions League trophy as the manager of Man City.
In addition to this triumph, the Spaniard also secured the Premier League and the FA Cup, a remarkable achievement reminiscent of Sir Alex Ferguson's memorable 1999-2000 season with Manchester United.
Notably, this is not the first time 52-year-old Guardiola has claimed the treble, having accomplished the feat with Barcelona in 2009, with Messi playing a pivotal role in that success.
According to Sportskeeda, the Argentine - who is currently on international duty in China - expressed a belief that his former boss fully deserved to capture his first UCL title with Man City, adding to his impressive tally of three triumphs overall.
Speaking to the Chinese media on a Chinese stream platform about Guardiola, the 35-year-old forward said, as quoted by Daily Post:
“Yes, and he deserved to win the Champions League. He is the best coach in the world.”
Messi chooses Miami over Barcelona
Meanwhile, Messi announced he will join MLS side, Inter Miami, instead of a rumoured Barcelona reunion or blockbuster deal to play in Saudi Arabia, Sports Brief reported.
The Argentine forward has spent the last two seasons at PSG, playing his final game for the club earlier this month after two years in the French capital and two Ligue 1 title wins.
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Messi said he did not want to have to wait for Barcelona to find a formula to sign him, given their financial situation was the reason for his emotional departure two years earlier.
Messi detained by Chinese police
In other news involving the Argentine, Messi was detained by Chinese authorities over the weekend after travelling with the incorrect passport, Sports Brief reported.
The 35-year-old landed in the city of Beijing on Saturday to join his international teammates, ahead of their two friendly encounters against Australia and Indonesia.