Pep Guardiola is the most successful Manchester City manager

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Pep Guardiola is the greatest football manager Manchester City ever had after beating Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

The 1-0 victory means the Spanish tactician has more wins than any coach that has ever managed the Premier League team.

Pep Guardiola’s total win as the coach of Manchester City is 221, a win above the former holder of the club’s record Les McDowall who coached the Manchester side between 1950 and 1960.

In the over 10 years reign at Manchester City, late Les McDowall managed to help the Premier League club to win just the 1956 FA Cup.

As for Pep Guardiola who has been the coach of Manchester City since 2016, the Spanish tactician has led City to 303 games in all competitions. In those games, Guardiola has recorded 37 draws, 45 defeats, and 221 wins.

Currently, there is no football manager in the history of Manchester City that has the number of percentage win that Guardiola has. His percentage win as City coach is 72.94 percent.

In terms of medals, no Manchester City coach has won as many medals as the Spanish tactician so far at the club. In total, Pep Guardiola has won 10 major titles.

The titles Guardiola has won for City include: three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, four League Cups, two FA Community Shield, and he led the club to their first UEFA Champions League final during the 2020-2021 season.

Also, Guardiola is the first Manchester City and Premier League football coach to ever win all the major English trophies available in a single season. He achieved that during the 2018-2019 season when he led Manchester City to win the Premier League, FA Cup, league cup, and the Community Shield.

Pep Guardiola is the most successful Manchester City manager
Coach Pep Guardiola on duty with Manchester City.

After Gabriel Jesus’ strike gave City a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday, Pep Guardiola was asked to react to his record as the coach with the highest number of wins at City, the Spanish coach said he and his team would try to do more.

“I’m proud,” Guardiola said. “In these 221 games, I never scored one goal. I share it with all the people in the club, the players, all the staff. I can’t deny how proud we are to achieve that, to be close to Les McDowall, the previous manager who achieved this record, and we try to do it more.”

On Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea which came after three successive defeats at the hands of the London-based club, Guardiola described the victory as “fantastic”.

“From the first second to the last second we tried to play our game and it was fantastic,” he added. “We played really well. OK, we’ve three more points and that’s really good for us. Three more points give us the awareness we can do it again. We are here and we will try to do it again.”

In terms of winning titles, late Joe Mercer was the coach at City that had the closest number of medals as compared to Guardiola.

Joe Mercer, a former Everton and Arsenal player, coached City between 1965–1971. During his era, he helped the club to win European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970 which is the only European title in the club’s history.

Including the European title, the English tactician helped the club to win 7 titles before he left the club in 1971.