Ange Postecoglou talks about Pep Guardiola after Tottenham drew 3-3 to Man City
In the aftermath of the 3-3 draw between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou shared insights into the mutual respect he holds with City’s esteemed tactician, Pep Guardiola.
Postecoglou reflected on Guardiola’s consistent praise, both publicly and privately, acknowledging the respect he has for the revered manager.
This game marked the first time that the two managers went head-to-head in a competitive fixture. During Man City’s 2019 Pre-Season tour, Postecoglou managed against a Pep Guardiola City side whilst managing Yokohama F. Marinos in the J-League.
“I guess from his behalf, he’s always been, not just publicly but privately, always very complimentary about me and my work. Not always directly to me but I’ve found out through other sources and coming from someone like him I have great respect for.”
The acknowledgement of mutual admiration between the two managers stealthily adds an intriguing layer to the narrative, considering the starkly different paths they’ve taken in their managerial journeys. Guardiola, a seasoned campaigner with a glittering resume, and Postecoglou, relatively newer to the European football scene, have found common ground in their professional appreciation.
Guardiola’s commendations for Postecoglou’s work certainly echo beyond the confines of a single match, underscoring a recognition of the Australian manager’s football philosophy and managerial acumen. Such admiration from a manager of Guardiola’s stature not only reflects positively on Postecoglou but also adds weight to the changing dynamics within the managerial fraternity.
For Tottenham supporters, this recognition is surely a testament to the impact and respect Postecoglou is garnering within the footballing community.
As Spurs aim for sustained success under his guidance, having the acknowledgement and admiration of an elite manager like Guardiola further emphasizes the potential trajectory of the team under Postecoglou’s leadership.
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Spurs supporters can take pride in knowing that their manager is not only making an impact on the pitch but also earning the respect of his peers, including one of the game’s modern coaching maestros, Pep Guardiola.