Pep Guardiola Has Taken 906 League Points Out Of 1104 Available

To say he's a "chequebook manager" and a "bald fraud", Pep Guardiola's points haul is managerial career sure is impressive.

After guiding Manchester City to back-to-back titles, record an unbelievable total of 198 points across the two glorious Premier League campaigns, Guardiola has now taken 904 (82 per cent) of the 1104 available points available to him since making his managerial debut 11 years ago.

The 48-year old collected 373 points in four seasons at Barcelona before embarking on a new challenge in Germany, where he won three Bundesliga titles in a row with Bayern Munich, racking up 257.


His first season at City was the only time he has finished outside the top three after managing 78 points but the improvement since then has been remarkable, with the Blues now quite possibly the best team in Premier League history.

Trailing Liverpool by seven points when they hosted them in January at the Etihad in Jurgen Klopp's side only league defeat of the season, City won 14 league games in a row following on from their loss to Newcastle later that month.

Guardiola described it as the "toughest title of my career" after the 4-1 final day win over Brighton sealed a 26th career trophy and gave praise to Liverpool for pushing City all the way.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"I have to say congratulations to Liverpool of course, thank you so much," Guardiola said to Sky Sports, via BBC Sport.

"Last season Manchester City made the standards. They helped to push us and to increase our standards from last season.

"To compete against this team pushed us to do what we have done. It's incredible, 198 points in two seasons.

"Normally if you get 100 points the tendency is to go down but Liverpool helped us to be consistent."

Plenty of people doubted Guardiola's ability to impose his style and methods in England but he has changed the game once again.

And next week, if City are able to secure victory over Watford in the FA Cup final, they will become the first team to win a domestic treble.

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