Even as Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola continues to prepare for the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League final, the Spaniard still has time to record another career feat.
Guardiola is not new to being dramatic in the technical area, with the urge to being overly stagy as it was seen in their last encounter against Brighton.
Manchester City shared the spoils with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.
Following a winner from Erling Haaland in the dying embers of the game which was disallowed by VAR, Pep Guardiola was shown a yellow card for going overboard with his displeasure of the decision.
That definitely indicated that Pep Guardiola wasn’t slowing down as he is still thirsty for more success this season despite their Premier League triumph.
Manchester City have the FA Cup and Champions League final still to play in June as all hands must be on deck to land those trophies.
His position as one of the best managers in football, in addition to his theatrical disposition, has resulted in him getting a maiden Television acting role.
Pep Guardiola has made a brief appearance in the famous United States Television show Ted Lasso.
The Sports cum comedy series focus mainly on Ted Lasso, an American college football manager.
Lasso was thrown into the backwaters to coach an imaginary English Premier League club, AFC Richmond.
Pep Guardiola made a cameo appearance to give a handshake to Ted Lasso, a character played by Jason Sudeikis, following a victory for AFC Richmond.
Ted Lasso began the discussion with: “You’re a tough guy to beat, man.”
The 52-year-old Spaniard then responded with: “Don’t worry about wins and losses, just help these guys be the best versions of themselves on and off the pitch. This in the end is the most important thing.”
In spite of playing that character in the TV Show, Pep Guardiola would be more concerned about wins and losses in Manchester City’s next three matches.
Two of those games are finals while one is just a regular encounter as there is nothing at stake other than three points.
Manchester City visit the Gtech Community Stadium to play against Thomas Frank’s Brentford as they look to end the season on a winning note.
A week later, Manchester City play Manchester United in the final of the oldest cup competition in the history of football, the English FA Cup.
A win in the FA Cup final would give them a pointer on if they can achieve the treble or not as they would only need to defeat Inter Milan in the final of Europe’s elite competition.
The meeting with Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup would be the first time both clubs would face off in the final of the competition.
Pep Guardiola’s side annihilated the Red Devils in the first meeting between the two sides this season, a hat-trick from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden gave the Citizens a 6-3 win over Erik Ten Hag’s side.
Antony and Anthony Martial scored for Manchester United to reduce the deficit and make it a respectable scoreline.
However, in the second leg of the encounter, United came out victorious over Manchester City at Old Trafford courtesy of goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
The encounter certainly is in the balance giving the rich vein of form for both sides and the one victory apiece which they have recorded this season.
On the 10th of June 2023, the team tutored by Pep Guardiola faces off against Simone Inzaghi’s Inter Milan who recently won the Coppa Italia.
Inter Milan defeated Fiorentina by 2-1 to win the Coppa Italia doing it in back to back fashion after defeating Juventus in the final last season by 4-2.
Players of Manchester City will be doing everything they can to etch their name in history by lifting the treble.
However, it probably might not come easy given the opposition they have to face in both finals and the richer history both sides carry.
Manchester City have won 6 FA Cup titles, 6 less than neighbors and City rivals Manchester United.
For the UEFA Champions League, the Citizens have never won the competition in their history while Inter Milan have won it thrice.
If Pep Guardiola does manage to galvanize the Citizens towards a treble triumph, we never can tell Manchester City could just be releasing a film or TV series of their own immortalizing the feat.
Guardiola could also be playing an active role in the Television series.