The legacy that Pep Guardiola (Manchester City, hereinafter Manchester City) has left while running on the road to success for 15 years is being passed on to his disciples.
On the 13th (local time), global sports media ‘ESPN’ highlighted three of Guardiola’s pupils. Xavi Hernandez (FC Barcelona, hereinafter Barsa), Mikel Arteta (Arsenal), and Vincent Kompany (Burnley) are representative.
Xavi was with the beginning of Guardiola’s life as a coach. He contributed to the treble (League, King’s Cup and UEFA Champions League) in Guardiola’s debut season as manager in the 2008/2009 season. He formed a golden midfield pairing with Andres Iniesta, and was at the heart of Barça’s tiki-taka football.
After transforming into his coach, he built up his skills by making his own the football knowledge and philosophy he learned from Guardiola at Al Sadd in Qatar. Returning to Barça last season as manager, he saved a team that was struggling with financial difficulties. This season, the Spanish Primera Liga is leading the way, and it is approaching the championship. 메이저놀이터
Arteta said Guardiola had properly raised the so-called tiger cub. He assisted Guardiola as Manchester City coach. After becoming Arsenal manager, after trial and error, he has broken expectations this season and is leading the way.
However, his mentor Guardiola is also not easy. Currently chasing with a 3-point lead, they are aiming for a come-from-behind championship. His disciple, coach Arteta, has risen to the test to overcome this crisis.
Kompany is not flashy compared to the previous two. However, he took charge of Burnley, who had been relegated to the Championship (Second Division), and are currently in the lead. In the current situation, promotion to the Premier League (EPL) is powerful. He is dreaming of a reunion with his mentor, Guardiola.