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'Guardiola vs Warnock: Different Philosophies, Same Inspiration' Is One Of The Internet's Finest Videos

Jack Kenmare


'Guardiola vs Warnock: Different Philosophies, Same Inspiration' Is One Of The Internet's Finest Videos

If you had to name a manager in world football that compares to the genius of Pep Guardiola, the name Neil Warnock wouldn't even crop up in conversation. I can almost guarantee that.

Guardiola, having won major titles in Spain, Germany and more recently England with Manchester City, is often regarded as one of the greatest of all time, hailed for his philosophies and ability to adapt to different styles of play.

Neil Warnock, on the other hand, is a stubborn but intelligent manager who has an incredible record of winning promotion from the lower leagues.

If you compare his way of football to Guardiola, though, they are worlds apart. But despite having their different philosophies, these huge characters hold the same values.


In a video that has gone viral, "Guardiola vs Warnock - Different Philosophies, Same Inspiration" showcases how both men handle interviews and conduct the dressing room.

Yes, they are very different but my god is this fascinating. This might just be the best video on the internet.

Warnock, famous for that sweary rant at Phil Jagielka and Chris Morgan during his time at Sheffield United, is very straight to the point but his passion for the game is evident for all to see.


Manchester City's current manager is just as animated, even when his team are winning.

Let the world know that Neil Warnock and Pep Guardiola aren't as different as you might think.

Warnock, meanwhile, announced his retirement on Saturday afternoon after 42 years in management.

While appearing on Gillette Soccer Saturday earlier, presenter Jeff Stelling asked the 73-year-old whether he would return to management.


"No, I've got one or two interesting things coming up. I'm looking forward to doing a few evening things around the country," Warnock said.

"I'm doing one in Cardiff and one in Sheffield in September, they're the friendly places. I said I need to go to Ipswich or Bristol where they'll give me a stick."

The former Sheffield United, QPR and Crystal Palace boss added: "I just thought it was the right time, really, coming towards the end of the season, there's not really a job you're going to get before then.


"I've had a good run really. I'm enjoying things I've not done for years, I'm having a lot of time with the family, my dogs and I've taken up cycling too.

"I'm not saying the enthusiasm's gone, I've not lost that, but when I see some of my friends who are struggling health wise, there comes a time where you have to let your family enjoy a little bit more of your time, in particular my wife Sharon.

"When you're a manager you're very selfish, you take your job home with you whether you're on a high or a low and it's very difficult for your wife and kids.

"It's hard to replicate the final whistle when you're won a game, there's nothing quite like that in normal life, and you have to realise you're not going to get that buzz again in that situation. But I'm doing a couple of evenings in the theatre, and I imagine I'll still be nervous before them."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Del Calloway

Topics: Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Sheffield United, Neil Warnock, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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