- Jan 18, 2013
Also so he’s an obnoxious c..t who think Spanish lives matter more than more than other lives.Guardiola is a fantastic manager. Anybody that thinks a man employed by Barcelona and Barcelona, and then head hunted by City who changed the structure of the club to prepare for his vision, is some average manager who all these top clubs are just fooled by .. is being ridiculous. Managers in the past have had incredible resources at City but struggled to achieve anywhere close to what he's built there, and these managers were hardly complete nobody's.
Does he pick and choose his jobs carefully? Absolutely. Who wouldn't do that? It's not a game of football manager where you're doing it for fun, it's his reputation at stake at every job he goes for. One or two failures at clubs can lead to a collapse in his reputation ala Mourinho (one of the most successful managers of our generation) so it would be incredibly risky to 'take a challenge' when the only upside is proving people wrong, people I doubt he gives two shits about.
The resources he has at City are obviously insane, but that doesn't mean it's a doddle to build a side which completely dominates the domestic scene, particularly when you play in a league where all the top six have tremendous resources of their own. He keeps up a level of consistency in the league which is pretty remarkable in what people consider the most competitive around. The only question mark are the European performances, but the CL is an unpredictable beast at the best of times and whilst I'm sure it'll be a disappointment to Pep, going out in what is a knockout competition is no huge embarrassment. Anything can happen in these tournaments.