‘No I don’t think so …’: Pep Guardiola says he doesn’t see himself managing 200 OTHER Premier League games for Manchester City as he approaches his double century, after a ‘decent’ eight run trophies five years
- Pep Guardiola says there are no secrets to his success at Manchester City
- Guardiola prepares for his 200th Premier League match at City
- The City boss praised Patrick Vieira, the manager of opponents Crystal Palace
Pep Guardiola revealed that there are no secrets to Manchester City’s success as he prepares to take over his 200th Premier League match.
City have won three league titles with Guardiola since his arrival from Bayern Munich five years ago and only the Champions League remains to complete the full set of cutlery available.
The Catalan understandably admitted that he cannot think of taking over another 200 league games before taking on Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola has insisted that his success at Manchester City has no secrets
“I don’t regret anything,” Guardiola said. “I could not demand or ask for more than what we have done so far.
“I am more than delighted with what we have experienced together and I hope that in the coming years we can continue to do well.
‘I’ve been here for many years. Two hundred games means many years. Many years means that we have won some games. No secrets. We are judged by the results. We are not judged by how good we are, only by results. Reaching this milestone is because we have done well with the players.
“Six seasons here is because we got good results here, otherwise another coach would be sitting in front of you now.” You have to win, otherwise you would be fired.
Guardiola is ready for his 200th Premier League match in charge of City against Crystal Palace
Guardiola praised Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vieira, who visited him at Bayern Munich
Guardiola will meet Patrick Vieira on Saturday, the former City midfielder’s first visit as coach since retiring a decade ago.
Vieira, who was once touted as a future City boss, went to learn from Guardiola for a week at Bayern Munich.
“When a person like Patrick came to Munich, you can’t imagine what an honor it was to receive a visit,” Guardiola added.
“This type of player – as a human being, what he has done – is outstanding. It was a privilege. After we were together in Manchester for a while. The dynamic has changed, the way they play at Palace. Palace always had very good players. Tomorrow will be a difficult task.
“I am happy that he has returned to a high level in the Premier League, and he is doing very well against big rivals. They have shown the quality that they have and that they can do it. ‘