The manager of Paris Saint Germain, Mauricio Pochettino has described the manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, as the best coach in the world ahead of the Champions League game between PSG and City on Wednesday.
Manchester City will travel to Parc Des Princes to play the first leg of the semi-final round of the UEFA Champions League against Mauricio Pochettino’s boys at 20:00 on April 28. City will be led by Spanish tactician Guardiola, a coach that has been dominating English football since he joined the club in 2016.
During the weekend, Pep Guardiola led Manchester City to beat Tottenham Hotspur to win the Carabao Cup for the fourth successive seasons. The club is currently topping the Premier League table with 77 points, 10 points above second-placed Manchester United.
The Spanish tactician has helped Manchester City to win all the titles available in England but he has not been able to help the club to win the UEFA Champions League title. Before this season, Pep Guardiola led Manchester City to three successive quarter-final rounds of the UEFA Champions League.
Mauricio Pochettino who became the coach of PSG less than three months ago has led PSG to defeat some of the toughest teams in this season’s UEFA Champions League. Recall that PSG knocked out Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona on their road to the semi-final stage of the competition.
Despite such a form, Mauricio Pochettino who replaced Thomas Tuchel as the manager of the French club earlier in the year said he admires the job the Spanish tactician has been doing at Manchester City.
Pochettino said: “For me, he (Guardiola) is the best. I admire him and think he is doing a fantastic job. He is an amazing coach, always thinking of different strategies and game plans. I love to challenge him and the teams he prepared.
“Not only the best manager. The club is important, too. A club that trusts you to build a team and provides you with all the tools.”
Though Mauricio Pochettino has been having the best time at PSG when it comes to PSG’s Champions League campaign this season, the Argentine tactician has not been having the best of time at the French club in terms of the club’s performance in the league.
So far this season, Pochettino and his boys have recorded 8 defeats, 3 draws and recorded 23 wins in 34 games. Their performance has forced them to the second spot on the league table with 72 points in 34 games, a point below first placed Lille.