Managerial Genius: 9 Impressive Records Set By Pep Guardiola

Josep Guardiola, also known as “Pep” took a major step closer to winning yet another Champions League trophy yesterday as his team, Manchester City snatched an impressive 3-2 away win over Schalke in Germany.

The brilliant manager already has two UEFA Champions League trophies to his name. He won those trophies during his first managerial stint at a top club, Barcelona, in 2009 and 2011. Pep has then gone on to build a stellar career for himself, winning almost all the major trophies across three top European Leagues.

As he continues in search of his third UCL trophy, and the first with Manchester City, let’s take a look at some impressive records he has set since he started his coaching career:

  1. He is the first coach to win a Spanish treble. He set this record in his first full season as a coach when he managed Spanish giants, Barcelona to their first ever treble win (Spanish cup, Spanish La Liga and the UEFA Champions League) in 2008/09.

  2. He is the youngest coach to win the UEFA Champions League.

  3. He is the first manager to win 6 trophies in 1 calendar year. He achieved this in 2009 when he won the Spanish La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

  4. In the 2010/11 season, he became the first manager to win 5 Spanish El Classico matches in a row.

  5. He has the record of the Most Titles won as coach of Barcelona. He won 14 titles with the Spanish champions in 4 seasons.

  6. Guardiola became coach of Bayern Munich in 2013/14 season and he set the record of the earliest championship ever won in the history of German top flight football. He won the Bundesliga with 7 games to spare.

  7. He also set the record for the longest winning run to start a season in the Bundesliga. He took Bayern on a run of 28 straight unbeaten matches at the start of the season.

  8. Last season, Pep set the record of the English Premier League win with the highest points (100 points) when he managed Manchester City to win the title.

  9. He also set the record of the most consecutive league wins with 18 back to back wins in the Premier League. His team also finished the season by setting with the following records in the premier league: Highest goal difference (+79), most away wins (16), highest goals scored (106) and highest league winning points margin (19).

Will he win the UCL this time? Let’s watch and see.



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