Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi has named Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola as the best coach he has had in his blistering career so far.
Messi, 35, was a force of nature under Guardiola between 2008 and 2012.
The Argentine captain won three LaLiga titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies, amongst other silverware, during Gardiola’s tenure at Camp Nou.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner netted 211 goals and registered 94 assists in 219 matches under the Man City manager across competitions.
Speaking with Movistar (h/t BarcaBlaugranes), Messi said that everything Guardiola planned always ended up happening.
Messi said, “Pep is the best coach I have ever had. Everything he planned always ended up happening.
“He’s special in the way he sees things, prepares for matches and communicates.”
He added, “Guardiola did a lot of harm to football, too, because it seemed too easy, so simple that everyone wanted to copy it.”
Guardiola left Barcelona at the end of the 2011-12 campaign, while Messi left the Catalan club in the summer of 2021 after his contract expired.