Zidane Reveals Why No One Comes Close to Guardiola After Spaniard Extends Contract at Man City

Zidane Reveals Why No One Comes Close to Guardiola After Spaniard Extends Contract at Man City

  • Manchester City yesterday announced Pep Guardiola has extended his contract with the club by two years until 2025
  • The Spaniard has enjoyed a successful and dominant spell in England since taking over in 2016 winning four of the last five Premier League titles
  • French legend Zinedine Zidane has now hailed Guardiola as the best in the world and believes no one comes close to him

The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup may be dominating the headlines but Manchester City yesterday announced Pep Guardiola has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club till 2025.

French football legend Zinedine Zidane has taken out time to hail Pep Guardiola as the best coach in the world regardless of what others may think.

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League
Guardiola and Zidane before a Champions League match between Real Madrid and Man City. Photo by Burak Akbulut.
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Zidane, who won three consecutive UEFA Champions League trophies with Real Madrid, has been without a job since leaving Madrid for the second time in 2021 said Guardiola always proved he is the best manager.

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Is Zidane right about Guardiola?

Zidane's comment about Pep Guardiola would appear less controversial as the facts and figures of his managerial career speak for themselves against other managers both past and present.

Of the currently active managers in European football, Guardiola has won the most trophies, 31, including a sextuple in 2009, only closely followed by his major rival for most of his career, the Special One Jose Mourinho (26).

Carlo Ancelotti (4) and Zinedine Zidane (3) are the only active managers with more UEFA Champions League trophies than Guardiola (2) tied with Jose Mourinho.

Guardiola fired warning to rivals

Sports Brief earlier reported that Guardiola sent rivals a message shortly after his new City contract was announced.

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The Spaniard has dominated English football since he came to the Premier League in 2016 winning nine major trophies including four of the last five Premier League titles and completed a domestic quadruple in the 2018/19 season.

The only trophy that has eluded Guardiola at Manchester City is the UEFA Champions League which he last won in 2011 at Barcelona. He was beaten by Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea in the 2021 final.

Source: SportsBrief.com