Ronald Koeman has thrown his support behind his former Barcelona teammate Pep Guardiola as he insists the
“But those funds have also been available to a couple of other managers over the past few years in the Premier League – and none of them produced football at such a high level and as entertaining as Guardiola.
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“We all know the managers who won trophies, but completely failed to entertain the fans.
“The football that Guardiola is giving us is fantastic to watch – and he is successful. I have to underline that what he is doing is the most difficult way of being successful in football.
“People think he has copied Barcelona, but this style of football is far more Guardiola’s own DNA.”
Having become friends with Guardiola during their time at Barcelona under Johan Cruyff, Koeman has a lot of admiration for how the City boss is stamping his mark in the Premier League.
He said: "Pep’s ideas, his philosophy and the way he works is a victory for football all over the world. This is a manager who is always looking for his team to score more goals. He will never defend. If he goes 1-0 up, you will never see Guardiola’s team cave in.
“He will push them to kill the opposition by scoring two, three or more. Pep has this fabulous system, with wingers and full-backs all pushing up and playing high.
“He has players on the flanks and on the inside at the same time. And the best thing about Guardiola’s football, tactically, is that he is always creating an extra man in every area of the pitch,” he added.