Ahead of next weekend’s Premier League match, Pep Guardiola wanted to praise a new generation of Premier League managers.
Pep Guardiola’s arrival to the Premier League pushed several clubs to go after new managers in search of the next great name. There are many relatively novice coaches who have been doing a solid job at the highest level. From Sheffield United’s Cris Wilder to Fulham’s Scott Parker, and also Brighton’s Graham Potter. The English Premier League it taking a whole new level with all this new blood and Pep Guardiola is here for it.
In fact, he confessed he never played in a more competitive league even during his career as a player. England is simply built differently when it comes to football. It’s not a coincidence they were the ones who invented the sport over a century ago. Ahead of this weekend’s match at Craven Cottage, Pep wanted to praise all these managers who are making a name for themselves.
Pep knows how difficult Fulham will be.
After losing the winning streak against Manchester United, Pep feels less stressed and can now focus on winning some silverware. However, he knows that facing any opponent in the Premier League will be incredibly difficult. He is aware that even a club like Manchester City can drop points against any other club in English football. There simply are no weak opponents in this glorious competition: “In English football there are incredibly good managers, Mr Potter in Brighton, Scott in Fulham,” said Pep of Saturday’s visit to Craven Cottage via Goal.
“They are innovative, they have courage to play. It’s my fifth season and I see the quality in these teams – their high standards of playing. Even the games when they didn’t have results, similar like Brighton, the way they play always they create more chances and are always positive – a big challenge. If Chris Wilder was here, he would fight to be champion, if I was in Sheffield I’d fight not to be relegated.”