Thierry Henry, Arsenal Legend, has branded Pep Guardiola the ‘best coach’ he has ever seen after Man City’s Champions League win.
There is a high tendency to agree with what the former France striker is saying as Pep Guardiola has proved himself beyond reasonable doubt.
Guardiola led Man City to their first-ever European glory on Saturday night, June 10, after his team beat Inter Milan 1-0 in the final.
Manchester City won with just a goal, thanks to the second-half strike from Rodri which helped the Citizyns secure their biggest-ever win.
The win did not only give them a Champions League trophy, they became the second English team to win a treble after Man United in 1999 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Pep Guardiola-led City had earlier in the season overtaken Arsenal to win the Premier League title before beating city rivals United at Wembley to lift the FA Cup.
Thierry Henry after seeing the team’s triumph this season under Pep Guardiola, confirmed that the Spaniard is the greatest manager of all time.
Speaking to CBS Sports via ESPN, the legendary Frenchman said: “Pep is the best coach I have ever seen.”
“And I will say why. First and foremost, you (Pep) improve players. And that is valuable for me.”
“Second of all, you are creating positions that people are now going to form players to be in those positions,” Henry added in the video as seen above.
Who Is Thierry Henry?
Thierry Daniel Henry is a French football coach, pundit, and former player who was born on 17 August 1997.
The Frenchman is considered one of the greatest strikers of all time, and one the greatest players of the Premier League history.
Henry has been named Arsenal F.C’s greatest ever player and he was runner-up for both the Ballon d’Or in 2003 and the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004.
The former French International was named the FWA Footballer of the Year a record three times, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year a joint record two times, and was named in the PFA Team of the Year six consecutive times.
Henry was also included in the FIFA FIFPro World XI once and the UEFA Team of the Year five times.
He was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in the year 2004.
Thierry Henry joined Barcelona in 2007 and in the 2008–09 season, he was a key member of Pep Guardiola’s men that won a historic treble when they won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League.
Pep Guardiola’s Achievements
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has enjoyed a very successful managerial career for more than 15 years.
The 52-year-old Spaniard recently became the first manager in European football history to complete the treble twice.
Pep had previously won the treble with Barcelona during the 2008/09 campaign when he led the team to win La Liga, Copa Del Rey, and the Champions League.
The manager has now repeated the feat with Man City after he missed out on the milestone with Bayern Munich, where he spent four years.
Since the Spaniard arrived at Manchester City in 2016, he has led the club to win the following trophies:
- Five Premier League titles
- Two Community Shields
- Two FA Cup
- Four League Cups
- One Champions League
Pep’s total haul of 15 major trophies in 7 years as Man City manager is quite incredible, and a sign of his world-class management.
Pep Guardiola’s Total Career Trophies
Champions League winner (2x)
- 22/23 UEFA Champions League
- 10/11 UEFA Champions League
- 08/09 UEFA Champions League
FIFA Club World Cup winner (3x)
German Champion (3x)
- 15/16 Bundesliga
- 14/15 Bundesliga
- 13/14 Bundesliga
English Champion (5x)
- 22/23 Premier League
- 21/22 Premier League
- 20/21 Premier League
- 18/19 Premier League
- 17/18 Premier League
Spanish champion (3x)
- 10/11 La Liga
- 09/10 La Liga
- 08/09 La Liga
German Cup winner (2x)
- 15/16 DFB-Pokal
- 13/14 DFB-Pokal
English FA Cup winner (2x)
- 22/23 FA Cup
- 18/19 FA Cup
English League Cup winner (4x)
- 20/21 EFL Cup
- 19/20 EFL Cup
- 18/19 EFL Cup
- 17/18 EFL Cup
UEFA Super Cup winner (3x)
- 13/14 UEFA Super Cup
- 11/12 UEFA Super Cup
- 09/10 UEFA Super Cup
Spanish cup winner (2x)
- 11/12 Copa del Rey
- 08/09 Copa del Rey
Spanish Super Cup winner (3x)
- 11/12 Supercopa
- 10/11 Supercopa
- 09/10 Supercopa
English Super Cup winner (2x)
- 19/20 Community Shield
- 18/19 Community Shield
These are all the trophies Pep Guardiola has won in his career as a coach and they all amount to 35 trophies.