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Thiago explains what sets Klopp & Guardiola apart from other coaches

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, Pep Guardiola of Manchester City
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A player who has worked under some of the best names in business outlines the “most important” similarity between his current and former boss.

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s firm belief in their tactical ideologies and the ability to clearly transfer their ideas to the players is what sets them apart from the other coaches.

Guardiola and Klopp are two of the most decorated managers, having enjoyed a wealth of success throughout their careers.

The Spaniard has guided Manchester City to back-to-back Premier League titles among other honors. He arrived at the Etihad after leading Bayern Munich to three successive Bundesliga triumphs and Barcelona to a sextuple.

The German, meanwhile, ended Liverpool’s 30-year wait for Premier League glory last season after helping them lift the Champions League trophy the season before. While at Borussia Dortmund, he won back-to-back Bundesliga titles and DFL-Supercup.

“I will always speak positive things in an open way. What sets these two coaches apart is the idea of having a game methodology and knowing how to pass it on to the players,” said Thiago in an interview with ESPN.

“The players, in addition to listening and having that respect, do what the coach wants. This was the most important part of the stage that I lived with Guardiola and that I am living with Klopp.”

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