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People going on about pep spending money all thebest spend money i believe brian clough broke the transfer record buying trevor francis. Mourinho has had the same if not more money and there is huge gap between the 2 sides. Guardiola was better than mourinho when he was in spain and hes better now. Pochettino and klopp to an extent are the exceptions out of the top 6 clubs bringing youth through
Get over the money thing, bringing it up time after time after time is boring. It's part of the modern premier reality. Build a bridge and get over it, snowflakes!!!
There is no doubt Pep is a good coach but he's no Brian Clough.If he leaves City, takes charge of Wolves and wins the Premiership next year followed by back to back Champions league titles I'll re-evaluate.Given that I'm a Leicester fan, it hurts to say that but it's true.
Pep waxing lyrical about how his style in England. Reminds me of counting chickens...
have to disagree with those accusing pep of buying success. Silva and Aguero were already there, deBruyne, Otamendi & Jesus weren't stars when they arrived, and Sterling & Sane was hardly like buying Neymar and Messi. So credit where it's due, Pep has improved these players, he's turned fairly good players into really top ones, coaching did that - not money
Spends a fortune on players and then thinks hes done amazing job
There's something hard to define which makes most people like Pep. Jose seems to have the anti-matter equivalent that makes it simple for almost everyone to hate him. Both are good managers, but Jose can't develop or learn Pep's human qualities and vice versa. Somewhere between good versus evil, and right versus wrong. I'm convinced that a huge majority would prefer to be compared to Guardiola.
Things could be worse for United. I saw them in 73/74 when they were so bad, their goalie was joint top scorer at Christmas. And I saw him miss one at the Stretford End. It doesn't get much lower than that.
Err - let's see it work with actual players from the Man City youth team coming through then pal! At present it seems to ability to buy any player and offer them massive but obscene rewards appears to be making the real difference!!!!!!
Reading the comments below you would think that other top 5 clubs played only players who came through the youth system. United fans mention oil money but did Pogba come on a free? City have spent but spent wisely and invested in the structure of the club also- just look at the training ground and the youth system
Well, I feel the pile of dosh that the oil lords have thrown at the problem may have helped a tad. Wonder how our Pep would get on down at Torquay? Makes ya think don't it?
@108 "CITY, United, Chelsea and Spurs have all scored more league goals than Liverpool in 2017"Liverpool and man u have both scored(up until yesterday)72 goals each in the league.
@107. Conte is naturally bald - does that count?
I admire the way he has done it on a tight budget. Just goes to show how good he actually is. The man is slicker than the oil that pays his wages.
@7 Agree generally but he deserves credit for Barca - he spent lots of money but it was basically the squad he started with that won everything. He did transform them.The rest though is true - he bailed out of Bayern because he was getting found out at CL level and the money he's spent at City is just unprecedented - you'd expect the quadruple on that outlay.Still, better than Jose!
As echo'd by many on here the modern day football "philosophy" is "how much cash you've got". Back in the day the Man U decline we witnessed after Sir Alex could have lasted generations (look at Liverpool), instead they threw $500m at the problem and hey presto! So does it shock me that if you spend the most money you'll probably win the title? Definitely no!
@Docdb, 107Conte has a fine head of implanted hair, which was there throughout the whole of last season. Guardiola will be the first baldy to win the Premier League and no one will ever be able to take that fine feat away from him. It won't have cost a penny either!
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