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'City Are Doing Well Because Of Pep, Not Money!'

'Manchester City Are Doing Well Because Of Pep Guardiola, Not Money!'

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jan 02, 2018 04:03 PM @KurtLaduma

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.

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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."

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City are currently 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League, with a game in hand.

Do you agree with Koeman? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Mina d dog Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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Mina d dog Jan 03, 2018 05:48 AM
I like it Mr Koeman u speak truth
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jan 02, 2018 10:57 PM
This article is about Pep, right? So why members keep mentioning The Special Child?
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thobz09 Joined: 04 Apr 2014
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thobz09 Jan 02, 2018 07:20 PM
@Michaeltshigama did Koeman say anything that suggests he is jealous of Mou? Bcoz i read this article and found nothing to suggest that
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 02, 2018 06:53 PM
everton sacked u so who ur to belittle Mourinho
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Jan 02, 2018 06:18 PM
He's the best in the business!
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Michaeltshigama Joined: 30 Sep 2016
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Michaeltshigama Jan 02, 2018 05:20 PM
Last time Pep's Bayern got a tennis score from Madrid n the very same Koeman was nowhere to be found, bloody coward... This people r jealous of Mou
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Big[®]sykes Jan 02, 2018 04:46 PM
Part of the reason why i love his football philosophy is because its entertaining and very tactical, im sure nobody want to see the ucl final between ac milan vs bayern or chelsea v bayern munchen, even though mou wasnt involved in the latter,simply bcuz of negative football in those two finals, but im sure a lot of people would like to see barca v man u both ucl finals, especially the second one given that saf was trembling with fear,
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Zugo48 Joined: 03 Sep 2016
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Zugo48 Jan 02, 2018 04:21 PM
Go on Mr Koeman tell the HATERS the truth about Pep Guardiola..."he never comes out to defend"...thats why I love Pep Guardiola...he isn't a Coward...he's not afraid of losing like Mourinho.
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timelessmessi Jan 02, 2018 04:17 PM
Tell Mr special xcuses is listening

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