CM – Premier League: Pep Guardiola welcomes Jürgen Klopp as « inspiration » after Manchester City won their third title in Sports News, Firstpost, in four years


Klopp described Guardiola as the best manager in the world at a press conference on Wednesday and the Catalan was full of compliments in return.

File picture of Liverpoo manager Jürgen Klopp with his counterpart Pep Guardiola from Manchester City. AFP

London: Pep Guardiola thanked Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp for inspiring him to become a better manager after winning the Manchester City Premier League title.

City was on Tuesday for the third time in four seasons crowned champions when Manchester United lost to Leicester and succeeded Klopp’s Liverpool.

Klopp described Guardiola as the best manager in the world at a press conference on Wednesday, and the Catalan was full of compliments in return.

« Jürgen was of course an inspiration for me, » said Guardiola. « He made me a better manager through his teams in Dortmund and Liverpool. He made me think a lot about games and opponents. Thank you very much. » Guardiola announced that he and his players had lost celebrated with pizza for runner-up United at an impromptu party in their training complex.

« We came here in our bladder. We drank a little, we danced, we hugged a lot, we remembered it how good it was. Then 15 pizzas came at 11:30 am and that was the best moment of the night. « 

City’s success this season, which also included making it to the Champions League final and a triumph Belonging to the League Cup came after Guardiola signed a new deal in November.

The Spaniard, who arrived at the club in 2016, had been in the last year of his previous contract but said he wanted chairman Khaldoon’s confidence Al Mubarak repay.

He said: « I can’t forget my first season here when we didn’t win anything, my chairman’s behavior. And after the big disappointment against Lyon last season (defeat in the quarter-finals of the Champions League) the support I had from my chairman.

« That is why he is part of our success and it is dedicated to him to support me, just like I support my staff in the back room and the players.

« We now have two weeks to prepare for the dream of playing in the Champions League final. »

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The personal nature of some of the attacks, coupled with uncertainty about ownership of the club, has led to speculation that Bruce may not be there at the start of the new season.

Hundreds of City supporters came to Etihad to kick off their title party after the result in Manchester at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola’s men finished the Premier League in three games after also winning the League Cup in April.

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