Pep Guardiola joins Champions League 100 Club but falls short with Man Cityby Jack Kitson / 16 March 2017, 11:48Tweet
Pep Guardiola had high hopes of celebrating his landmark 100th Champions League match as a manager in style by leading Man City through to the quarter-finals. However, it was not to be as the Citizens let slip a two goal cushion from the first-leg, losing 3-1 in Monaco, as they bowed out on the away goals rule.
It marked the first time in Guardiola’s managerial career that he’d failed to reach the last-8 of the competition - the Spaniard of course hoisted the trophy with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 - as his search for a third success continues.
But, while Guardiola’s 100th match ended in disappointment, the 46-year-old still boasts the best record of any manager at this landmark, having won 67, drawn 23, and lost just 16 (see full table below).
Guardiola replaces a certain Louis van Gaal at the summit, by just on point, while Rafa Benitez is third with 60 wins and 22 draws. Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho is 9th, Sir Alex Ferguson is 12th, whereas Arsene Wenger is down in 27th.
City’s European exit means that, realistically, Guardiola’s only remaining chance of silverware is the FA Cup. The Citizens are set to lock horns with Arsenal in the semi-finals in April as they bid to lift the trophy for the first time since 2011.