"This is the toughest league!" | Pep Guardiola reacts to being named LMA Manager of the Year 2021
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Pep Guardiola gives his reaction to being named LMA Manager of the Year 2021, saying that the Premier League is the toughest league he's managed in.

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  • Zoro San
    Zoro San

    Did he compare Walker to Alves and Lahm? Neuer is by far the best goalkeeper he coached and according to Pep Lahm is the most intelligent player he ever worked with. Don't compare decent EPL players to legends especially those three who are amongst the greatest players of all time.

  • Faheem Shah
    Faheem Shah

    Its all fixing no one can win the prem except the 6

  • ManCity1

    Congratulations to the greatest manager of all time!!

  • Hacker Bolte
    Hacker Bolte

    We still miss u pep here in barca . hope u will win ucl . good luck .💙❤

  • Double AA
    Double AA

    Congrats to Pep... Easily one of the greatest of our generation.

  • wale olabowale
    wale olabowale

    This season provide an indication of how strong it's been would it be different if no pandemic.we will never know!

  • Mr Hussain
    Mr Hussain

    Sir Alex said in his book that Pep was his first choice to replace him in 2013, but he had already told Bayern he would join them. If Pep was our manager after Fergie left we would have at least 3 titles since Fergie retired.

  • Undaar Daiger
    Undaar Daiger

    The GOAT

  • Brian shockledge
    Brian shockledge

    I love this man.

  • Jimmyjay

    As a united fan pep fully deserved this 👏

  • saurav nayak
    saurav nayak

    Why are they asking him about his Mum. Crazy Interview

  • Bak

    Klopp warned us Pep Guardiola is coming

  • Carl Edwards
    Carl Edwards

    Sean dyche best manager Record transfer 13m Spent this season 3m

  • Neil Fitzsimmons
    Neil Fitzsimmons

    Not so tough when you have unlimited oil money. Try managing Southampton, Palace, Wolves you wouldn't even keep them up..

  • afnan13122010

    My World Class Manager


    His nose is growing as he speaks

  • Freddy

    City here - well said Pep and Tony. Thank you to the NHS Doctors, Nurses and volunteers!!! 💜💜💜 City is a nice club and his Highness Sheik Mansour is an absolute gem, very giving and kind, not just his and Khaldoon's work with the council to completely transform a run down area of Manchester but all the charity work - over 141 projects with the club charity - City in The Community. Stay safe everyone. 💙⚽💙⚽💙

  • Satyagajen Rajenthiran
    Satyagajen Rajenthiran

    I have a feeling pep might retire here in Man city. Seems so very happy with the management out there

    • Rushikesh Kharat
      Rushikesh Kharat

      He doesn't like the weather of Manchester!


    Not with the financial backing he gets it isn't. They should be winning it every year. The cheats being applauded less than year after being caught breaking ffp rules sums up the fickle nature of football.

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      United spent a billion since 2013, why didnt they win anything then?

  • Hocane

    She look a bit pregnant

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  • Adrian Zamfir
    Adrian Zamfir

    He will be a great manager when he will win trophies with a small team. Until then… he is only good.

    • Adrian Zamfir
      Adrian Zamfir

      @Jake Manning oh, you are so wrong mate. Just look at his stats before Guardiola, plus remember he had a very nasty injury around 2007. Messi made Guardiola, not the other way around. Messi used to score most of Barcelona’s goals when Pep was there, and he still does right now. What you just said is pointless.

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      @Adrian Zamfir Pep made Messi who he is. Messi was on a grand total of 10 league goals before Pep🤣

    • Adrian Zamfir
      Adrian Zamfir

      @indra I honestly don’t care how other people see him. At Barcelona he had Messi, at Bayern he had a great team, at City he has all the money in the world. Every manager will be successful in those conditions.

    • indra

      The world will still see him as great manager even though some guy name Adrian doesnt agree.

  • Crazy Glasses
    Crazy Glasses

    The best manager of all time!

  • David McGinley
    David McGinley

    We need a new LMA manager game

  • Garry Gill
    Garry Gill

    One of the things that helped Man city to win was being used to playing in empty stadium

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      What's your excuse for the 100 point season?

  • Beyoncé Windmill
    Beyoncé Windmill

    Cheque book manager! Couldn't do it at barca atm could he!

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      Barca were in shambles before Pep arrived

  • Daniel Hyde
    Daniel Hyde

    All class

  • Lewis

    How has he won this? Any other manager in his shoes could do what he does. Give Sam Allardyce a blank chequebook and he would be winning the manager of the year. Pep has never had to face any financial challenges. Only reason city are in the top 10

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      @Lewis And what proof do u have that Mansour invested only money from oil? It could be from banking as well🤣

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      @Lewis Yes Mansour invested, but since 2014 City have been spending what they earn

    • Lewis

      @Jake Manning which wouldn't have happened without the oil. City wouldn't even be a top 4 club without the oil.

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      @Lewis Nice try lad, but City earn the 6th highest revenue globally.

    • Lewis

      @Jake Manning City don't need to sell players because they have a river of Oil flowing under the emptihad

  • King

    Barcelona to Bayern then to Manchester city lmao we all know why he chose city lol not because of the badge

    • Arabian 1
      Arabian 1

      Your 💩

  • MrMadl1

    We will see on Saturday, who is the best.

  • Callum Rutherford
    Callum Rutherford

    I’ll literally stop watching football if these pricks just keep winning it from now on. Literally owned my Arab royalty, got billions upon billions to spend. How can anyone compete with that ? If you wanna make the league boring for anyone that isn’t the 2% of fans who support city (not including you ‘fans’ halfway across the world who supported them starting from 2 months ago). Just seems so boring, other leagues 100% better if that does happen in next couple of seasons

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      And United can compete. They've spent a billion since 2013 and won nothing

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      bet you werent complaining when SAF won it 13 times out of 20

  • Jojo Dawide
    Jojo Dawide

    La liga is as tough as prem pep forgot cuz at the time he was at Barcelona he had such a good player in every position that it felt easy

    • King

      That Barcelona team was the best team I’ve ever witnessed lol I’m a United fan

  • Jojo Dawide
    Jojo Dawide

    Pep don’t feel pressure at city bc city haven’t won UCL and stuff but coaching clubs like bayern and Barcelona if u don’t win UCL ur out at least won’t be more than two season

  • Fatoom Gierdien
    Fatoom Gierdien

    Pep Guardiola is a Phenomenal Coach. His attitude , hunger to win, and exciting gameplay is so much appreciated. Thank You. YNWA

  • carlo

    Spain tried to sneak in there for a couple of years but YES the Premier League is without doubt the best league in the world on so many levels

  • Farrukh Rakhimov
    Farrukh Rakhimov

    EPL is the best league for sure second La liga I think,3rd? Italie A serie 4th Ligue 1 5?BundesBayernleague

  • Chriso

    Well it's not. The Championship is.

  • Yassini Hamadi
    Yassini Hamadi

    Yes Sir Pep he deserves it his the best manager in the world Nd he Improved a lot to the team Nd he won a lot of titles with the team Nd yes this the toughest league

  • James Winny
    James Winny

    Great manager, definitely aided by picking clubs with an influx of cash to acquire the best talent but still gotta coach and he does it.

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      Funny how no one considered the players Pep bought worldclass before they came to City

  • Robin White -Gough
    Robin White -Gough

    Because of the economic crisis and the rate of unemployment now is the best time to invest and make money 💯

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      Ali Raza

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      Chris lad

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      player x

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      Ellen Barry

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      Crypto Fiend

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  • The Arsenal MisFit
    The Arsenal MisFit

    Sorry but not manager of the year. With that budget not winning the title us a total failure. David Moyes did a much better job with what he had available , This is a joke of an award . If I were Pep I would be embarrassed by this.

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      United have spent a billion since 2013 and havent won a premier league, BIG failure

  • arturo roman
    arturo roman

    Try managing a club like fulham and win trophies. then I'll consider him the best manager. Cause Ferguson or Paisley didn't need a rich owner to bring their club to glory and success.

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      What did Mourinho win at Spurs? Ancelotti at Everton? Are they overrated as well?

  • Truth

    Pep is such a lovely guy. Very humble and a serial winner and tactician. I wish he manages Manchester United one day.

  • Aiman S
    Aiman S

    i think i cant say anything bad about man city at the moment because of their op team except for their money hacks😅

    • Aiman S
      Aiman S

      @Abood Hss congrats for winning the pl and the league cup , I also think that they gonna win the CL

    • Abood Hss
      Abood Hss

      So just stf and just enjoy them winning

  • Bob Bobbin
    Bob Bobbin

    O 🤮

  • DaveKraft400

    Him and Klopp pushing through, continuing to operate at the highest level, after losing their mothers and not being able to see them - I just can't imagine that. Massive admiration and sympathies to them both.

  • The Stranger
    The Stranger

    Yeah it was so hard winning the league with unlimited funds. Manage an average team and win the league then give that same speach.

    • kaza ahmed
      kaza ahmed

      Trust me

  • Haru Krentz
    Haru Krentz

    In the year where David Moyes deserves it most, he lost....

  • John Mcintosh
    John Mcintosh

    Well deserved I love this Guy and I don't support City top man and his teams play the most attractive football It's a privilege too have him in our league and I hope he stays for a long while to come ❤️✌️

  • ep1phany62

    Breaking News - Manager who is given the most money, wins the league. Pep is a great manager, but David Moyes achieved more this year.

    • Marlon S
      Marlon S

      @Makola Thato Lelope City is always the favorite, you would be crazy to write them off in November. LFC would have competed better if it wasn't for injuries and burnt out fwds. But Klopp didn't have the luxury of a strong bench. West Ham that almost got relegated had a good squad? It's a terrible squad, lacking in depth and quality. Antonio is the only striker and he is injury prone. Benrahma, Bowen, Yarmolenko, Lanzini. How many top 6 teams would any of them start or even make? Rubbish!!. If anything, Moyes deserves even more credit for bringing in a washed up Lingard after selling RECORD signing Haller and getting the best out of him. He also had the courage to drop Mr West Ham himself, captain Noble. (Not a popular decision @ first) . He chopped and changed his CB partnership and changed the system and used wing backs. He is a top manager. Without Moyes in charge they would probably have been in a relegation fight again.

    • Makola Thato Lelope
      Makola Thato Lelope

      @Marlon S you have hindsight in your favor. I don't believe you thought city would win it at the time. West ham had a good squad but it was underperforming. Lingardinho happened and the rest is history

    • Marlon S
      Marlon S

      @Makola Thato Lelope In November everyone was dropping points. But squad strength came through in the end for City. From almost being relegated to qualifying for Europe should be enough for Moyes to win.

    • Makola Thato Lelope
      Makola Thato Lelope

      @Marlon S I'm a city fan and trust me I wanted west ham to make it to the champions league. Moyes did wonders this season but one can argument without hindsight pep had it rough too. City was 11th in November, don't forget that. If moyes made it to the top 4 then yes he should've won it.

    • Marlon S
      Marlon S

      @Makola Thato Lelope The paradox is spot on. But I've rarely heard him being called a bad manager. Most people acknowledge he is very good. He is innovative and tactically astute, he also defends players performance wise and manages thier minutes. He has the luxury to rotate them to keep them fresh and reduce injury risk. But the resources have gone a far way to help him achieve success. Even he has acknowledged that on countless occasions. It's a fact. Moyes accomplishments are certainly greater, all things considered.

  • D sfd steel city
    D sfd steel city

    The best since sir Alex hands down ...and such a humble guy

  • Umar Chowdhury
    Umar Chowdhury

    Kelly Cates is a distraction

  • M M
    M M

    Wat a joke , spends the most money and has unlimited resources, wins LMA manager of the season. For me it’s either moyes bielsa or brendan

  • VinnieV 880
    VinnieV 880

    This should be determined by the resources the manager had relative to the league position. Easy to say he’s the best coach when he’s spent £500m on players.

    • M M
      M M

      @artearmy crying at a chequebook manager 🤡🤡🤡would never lace fergies boots. Even klopp had to start from scratch at Liverpool and spent better than pep

    • VinnieV 880
      VinnieV 880

      @M M Pep is just a rich man’s Bielsa. Unlike Pep, Bielsa isn’t afraid of a challenge and working with what he has

    • jimmy jango
      jimmy jango

      True, but it's not a given that you can play such brilliant football consistently, look at United, they throw big money around every year, but only recently look like improving.

    • Tilikum Tim
      Tilikum Tim

      @M M Definitely Moyes, he's done more with a lot less this season.

    • artearmy

      @M M poor LOSERS keep crying 🧂 🤡


    Would love Pep to win Man City a UCL, idc just don't want Chelsea to do it plus if the other 3 teams get it right this summer the Premier League 21/22 season could be insane 4 title race 🙏

    • Truth

      I’m United fan and I want city to win the champions league. The man city story is becoming romantic everyday. And they know when we visit shityhad, we can beat them at will.

  • Sandesh Mishra
    Sandesh Mishra

    He should win 💙💙


    Pep is super humble, Always talking up Barca and SAF alike.

  • t b
    t b

    Moyes robbed

    • I don't know who know You know I Know
      I don't know who know You know I Know

      For what did he win anything do u remember city was in low in table when pl start then they comeback with 21 consecutive win

  • Prestissimo Master Station
    Prestissimo Master Station


  • Guinness Harvey
    Guinness Harvey

    This effing manager

  • Sahil Ramaiya
    Sahil Ramaiya

    £832M spent to win toughest league 👏👏👏

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      Nope, 792 mil. And Klopp spent 500 mil for TWO trophies lol.

  • Young Stars
    Young Stars

    Pep's one of my favourite managers, he's done amazing this season (nobody was talking about City winning the title in December btw) and this is by no means undeserved. However, given that West Ham managed to finish sixth, above the likes of Spurs, Arsenal and Everton, this award should have gone to David Moyes

    • Young Stars
      Young Stars

      @Muhammad Eyssa Yeah, as I said, this isn’t undeserved, but for a side who last season sealed safety in game 37, finishing top six is already insane. So Moyes should have pipped it, seeing as this is given based off just league performance (I’m assuming)

    • Muhammad Eyssa
      Muhammad Eyssa

      If he got top 4 then definitely.

  • Toby

    Such class

  • Fart Garfunkel
    Fart Garfunkel

    I'm a Utd fan🇾🇪 but massive respect to Pep the best manager in the world congrats on the award very much deserved 👏👏👏👏

    • Shane O Mac
      Shane O Mac

      Yes easy when u have unlimited funds

    • Arabian 1
      Arabian 1

      This is yeman flag not Manchester United

  • Adam Eccleston
    Adam Eccleston

    Pep is pure class

  • Anthony Harris
    Anthony Harris

    Well done pep you absolute class act! Come on city in the cl final!

  • Drug You Should Try
    Drug You Should Try

    My manager💙💙💙

  • Alex Lock
    Alex Lock

    Not hard when you can buy a new squad every season 😂😂.

  • Grey Alien 2
    Grey Alien 2

    For me the greatest

  • Connor F
    Connor F

    Would of loved to see a manager who exceeded expectations win it rather than a manager who did as expected. Especially as city had a bad start to the season

  • A M
    A M

    Only need over a billion in players to win the league - I could do it with City.

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      @A M No. 762 million.

    • A M
      A M

      @Jake Manning Was it 2 billion?

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      Pep didnt spend a billion

  • C M
    C M

    Well done PEP .win the UCL and complete Ur agenda😂🙏

    • Eavy Eavy
      Eavy Eavy

      MU spent same amount as City in past decade yet only win 1 fa cup since saf retire

  • Joseph Vanhinsbergh
    Joseph Vanhinsbergh

    If Sam Allerdyce had the funds he had he’d win the prem too.

  • jaume torrens
    jaume torrens

    What a man!

  • MD MA
    MD MA

    Was he eluding to Walker being on par with Alves and Lahm ??

    • jimmy jango
      jimmy jango

      I completely love Kyle Walker, I'm a city fan and his pace allows us to play the high press without too much fear of counter attacks, so vital to stopping teams like Spurs, Leicester, liverpool and United. Doesn't always work of course, they are great teams and players too, thank god for competition!

    • Anthony Harris
      Anthony Harris

      Walker is class just saying....

  • patrick B
    patrick B


  • Yn Wa
    Yn Wa

    Look am not saying he is not a great manager But having lot of financial facilities helps a lot And for me SAF and klopp came when their respective clubs were at the lowest with not much financial help and managed to succeed

  • Azza Ali
    Azza Ali

    Pep take 2 Champions League from sir Alex and he still happy form his words👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • tes

    The best coch in the world 💙😍

  • Vik Z
    Vik Z

    He could've stuck with what he knew. Instead he throws a lifetime's worth of tactical knowledge up in the air and juggles it into another winning formula.

  • Waka Flocka Project
    Waka Flocka Project

    Pep is top class

  • Carl D
    Carl D

    Though league with crazy Refereeing.

  • Xxx

    Quality manager only needs to conquer Italy and he's done.

  • Matt 19
    Matt 19

    Some will say he was guaranteed to be successful with a club like city who can afford to buy the top players but those players still need to be managed properly. Take psg. They can be compared to city in terms of their set up but a psg game seems to consist of if everything doesn't go their way they just end up with neymar on the floor then a psg player gets sent off because they get frustrated and don't know what to do. Top players need to be managed well by a manager they respect.

    • Shane O Mac
      Shane O Mac

      @looblan oil money, selling to family members at high prices.

    • Conel Kimani
      Conel Kimani

      Nice reply

    • Kamogelo Moloto
      Kamogelo Moloto

      @coco fresh klopp has bought in 23 players at liverpool for 400mil and pep has spent 640mil on 17 players differences is 240mil. Trophy wise city has 3 league titles in the time and might soon add a champions league there. Research for more info...

    • coco fresh
      coco fresh

      lool you gotta be kidding me. Firstly PSG is in a farmers league, its no wonder they still havent won the champions league. true credit goes to klopp he inherited a club that hadnt won the league for 30 years along with the champions league after only 4 seasons in charge. He also used a budget half the amount of guardiola. Guardiola inherited a team that won the league 2 seasons prior to his arrival and took 5 seasons to win the title, not to mention the emphatic budget hes been given

    • adergas1

      @The Stranger I think he can!

  • Andrew

    No matter how much money excuses you make. It’s not easy for a team that were 14th at the start of the season, who turned it around in the second half becoming champions of premier league. This shows that pep deserved this award.

  • Cloudy

    Not going to be a tough league when they decide to spend 400 million every year in transfers

    • Jake Manning
      Jake Manning

      Which year was that?

    • Xxx

      Your right but it's a totally different way imo to the likes of Real Madrid and Munich for instance

  • Alan Tittus
    Alan Tittus


    • Alan Tittus
      Alan Tittus

      @Fred 55 hahhahah city league fan boy spotted

    • Fred 55
      Fred 55


  • SirNtokozo

    Looool Dani Alvez, Phillip Lahm ...or Kyle Walker

  • Lok Sabha
    Lok Sabha

    Everybody knows it is the toughest and of course he has to say it is the toughest league to substantiate his win as manager of the year and winning the premier league.

  • SweetScience93

    Money won you it lol. Give it to Moyes.

  • Seth Next Door
    Seth Next Door

    He has got to thank Jordan Pickford for the stroll to the title this season.

    • Muhammad Eyssa
      Muhammad Eyssa

      @mag 1981 How about in these last 10 games? Muppet. You’re lucky that pig injured our best CB and the rest of our players turned into glass. Hope we have a good title race next season tho.

    • mag 1981
      mag 1981

      Teams have figured Liverpool out, with or without Virgil

  • Seth Next Door
    Seth Next Door

    If man City wins the champs league, they will finally be on par with Aston Villa and Nottingham forest. Congrats on the achievement.

    • Fred 55
      Fred 55

      If they win it and win it again next year they’ll be on par with Forest

    • Baraka Mandi
      Baraka Mandi

      @M M yes it is bruh.. It was the biggest European cup of its time.. Educate yourself 😂

    • M M
      M M

      @Baraka Mandi not really a european cup though is it? 😂😂

    • Muhammad Eyssa
      Muhammad Eyssa

      @Baraka Mandi Is that a dig at Liverpool?

    • Seth Next Door
      Seth Next Door

      @Jeff Louis I stand corrected.

  • Zanussi Dish
    Zanussi Dish

    I've no idea how he does this year after year.. Sometimes signs players fon less than 100m. Wouldn't be surprised if he finds a player from Tottenham or Dortmund to make them even better.

    • Zanussi Dish
      Zanussi Dish

      @Sonny Cheema I like how you sign off your reply. Is that what you always use as a description or do you use insulting glory hunter sometimes?

    • Muhammad Eyssa
      Muhammad Eyssa

      @Sonny Cheema It’s true tho 😂 and I like being a virgin mate 😂🤫

    • Sonny Cheema
      Sonny Cheema

      Money doesn’t guarantee success. Ask man united. Also we’ve never spent more than £65m on a player. Jealous virgin

  • The 1st Show
    The 1st Show


  • Jürgen klopp
    Jürgen klopp

    This is rigged, Moyes should have won it

    • Jürgen klopp
      Jürgen klopp

      @Tom Matthias stfu plastic fan

    • Tom Matthias
      Tom Matthias

      Cry more

  • Dylan Smith
    Dylan Smith

    Moyes should of got it

  • Lini McFc
    Lini McFc


  • Tam3rlane

    Im a bit biased here, but I honestly thought Bielsa was in for a good shout for this, to get our side to 9th with some lovely to watch football (ok horrible for our defensive stats at times) is a credit to how we've progressed as a club, none of that happens without Bielsa. Pep is obviously a fantastic manager, and Man City are a fantastic team though.

    • Rexuz

      @fraz6354 also the fact that he almost broke the world record of most wins in a row from a football club. In a season where pretty much every team in all 5 big leagues struggled.

    • Tam3rlane

      @Adam W Not sure on Brendan Rodgers I kind of had them sitting in that position in the table, or there abouts anyway. Moyes would have been a good shout though.

    • Tam3rlane

      ​@fraz6354 Yeah Moyes would have been a good shout too to be fair

    • Adam W
      Adam W

      Moyes or Brendan Rodgers over Leeds manager, west ham was projected to be relegated by everyone at the start of the season

    • fraz6354

      David Moyes a shout too, but with City on the verge of another treble and playing amazing football, its hard to look past this man.

  • Jai Ess
    Jai Ess

    Best manager in the world atm

    • Jason Smith
      Jason Smith

      Ever I'd say.

  • Matthew Phelan
    Matthew Phelan

    This is the toughest league that's why I spend so much to make it easier for me