Pep Guardiola needs Champions League win with City to join all-time greats | Eni Aluko

07 November 2019 07:06
Guardiola is about to face Jürgen Klopp in the league, a manager who has possibly outstripped the SpaniardDespite their draw against Atalanta at San Siro, Manchester City top their Champions League group and need only a point from their two remaining games to secure a place in the last 16. Perhaps this will be the season they win the one prize that has eluded them during their massively expensive modern overhaul. But as Pep Guardiola prepares for a meeting with the only English club that has come even close to rivalling the recent domestic achievements of his City side, he must be aware his repeated failures in Europe are starting to significantly dent his reputation. If he is going to turn this situation around, maybe this has to be the time.Guardiola has guided City to the league title in each of the past two seasons, winning an astonishing 198 points along the way, plus three domestic cups and a couple of Community Shields. In Spain, Germany and England he has won the league in eight of the past 11 years. It is an incredible record, one that puts him in the very top category of management. But before a manager can be defined as great, what must they achieve? Related: Man City hang on against Atalanta after red card forces Kyle Walker to go in goal Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian