Despite failing to win the Champions League while at Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola didn’t “fail,” and the same will be true at Man City.
Even if the Catalan coach hasn’t won the greatest title in Europe since 2011, he still deserves more appreciation for stomping all over English and German football.
Because Pep Guardiola did not win the Champions League while coaching Bayern Munich, revisionists will claim that he was a failure. They tell lies. If he doesn’t win the biggest award in Europe, rival supporters will tell you that he won’t succeed at Manchester City. They also tell lies.
Undoubtedly, Guardiola finds it irritating that he hasn’t won the European Cup since defeating Manchester United with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. A coach with his credentials and the teams at his disposal ought to have won it more frequently.
However, there are a lot of unforeseen circumstances and random occurrences in knockout football that might be the difference between making history and going home empty-handed.
However, the league table is accurate. You have the chance to atone for freak outcomes over the course of a season, and Guardiola has dominated the competition at Bayern and City as well as Barcelona before.
Therefore, regardless of the outcome of City’s thrilling quarterfinal match against Bayern and Thomas Tuchel, an old friend, Guardiola deserves greater recognition for his work at both teams. His incredible accomplishments cannot be discounted because of a string of unfortunate events in Europe.