Manchester City FC have made a real coup in getting Pep Guardiola, feels Sir Alex Ferguson
Fergie feels the manager will need time to adapt to the demands of Premier League.
New Delhi: Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson feels that rival club City have made a real coup in getting former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola has won major trophies with Barcelona and current club Bayern Munich and Ferguson praised the Spaniard's work ethic.
“Without question Pep has got a fantastic work ethic about him. He has got great coaching ability, there is no doubt about that. Man City have made a real coup in getting him,” the Scotsman said.
Ferguson, who saw his United side losing two Champions League finals against Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in 2008-09 and 2010-11 respectively, said that the successful manager will need time to adapt to the demands of Premier League.
“But Pep won’t find it easy, English football is not easy. Every foreign coach that has come to England will tell you that. (Arsenal manager) Arsene Wenger was talking about that a few months after coming and even Jose Mourinho was.”
Meanwhile, the Premier League era's most successful manager has tipped Leicester City, who have a five-point cushion over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur with seven games left to play, to win their first ever league title.
“Leicester have got the bit between their teeth, they’ve been the best team without question throughout the season and they deserve to win it,”he said.
He added that Spurs is a danger to Leicester, but the Foxes will still get past the finishing line.
“I only see Tottenham being a danger to Leicester. But Leicester have got the edge. I think they’ll get there.”
(With Agency inputs)