'City Are Doing Well Because Of Pep, Not Money!'
'Manchester City Are Doing Well Because Of Pep Guardiola, Not Money!'
A former Premier League manager has stood up for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, insisting his success is not down to the money he has spent.
Ronald Koeman, who was sacked by Everton in recent months, was a teammate of Guardiola's at FC Barcelona, and the Dutchman believes that City's current form is down to the manager's approach to football, and not to the big money he has spent bringing players to the club.
"People will say City are doing well because of the money the club has but that money is available to other coaches in the Premier League in recent years, but none of them have reached a football level so high and daring like Guardiola," he told the Daily Mirror.
"Pep's philosophy is a victory for world football. He always wants to score goals, never goes out to defend. He pushes his players to the death to score, with fullbacks pushing up and playing high.
"The football that Guardiola brings us is fantastic to watch, and successful. It's the hardest way to have success in football.
"People think they have copied Barcelona but this style of football is more Guardiola's DNA."
City are currently 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League, with a game in hand.
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