Pep Guardiola: The Managerial Maestro In Numbersby Jack Kitson / 13 May 2019, 11:09Tweet
Pep Guardiola is a man accustomed to winning trophies, previously as a player and now as a manager.
On Sunday the Spaniard completed a successful defence of the Premier League title, the first manager to do so in a decade.
The most coveted trophy in England was his fifth piece of silverware since arriving on these shores in 2016; a haul he can extend this weekend against Watford in the FA Cup Final when he has the chance to become the first ever boss to win England’s domestic treble.
As you can imagine his managerial stats are pretty impressive…
Guardiola has taken charge of 581 matches as a senior manager: 247 at Barcelona, 161 at Bayern Munich, and 173 and counting at Man City. He also took charge of 42 games at Barcelona B during the 2007/08 season.
Guardiola has been victorious in 426 of those 581 matches at senior level, he also won 28 at Barcelona B.
Since jetting over to England Guardiola has amassed 276 points from three Premier League seasons: 78 from his first, a record-breaking 100 last year, then 98 this time around. This gargantuan tally is 28 points superior to his nearest challenger in that period: Jurgen Klopp.
???? Points since Pep Guardiola arrived in the Premier League...— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) May 12, 2019
276 - Guardiola
248 - Klopp
235 - Conte & Sarri
234 - Pochettino
216 - Mourinho & Solksjaer
208 - Wenger & Emery
It's incredible to think that Guardiola is only 48-years-old.
Guardiola is the youngest ever manager to win the Champions League (Barcelona, 2008/09).
Guardiola has equalled his Premier League record of 32 wins in a season.
In the space of just 10 years in management Guardiola has accumulated a quite staggering haul of 26 trophies - one more than Jose Mourinho - 14 at Barcelona, seven at Bayern Munich, and five at Man City.
He still has some way to go to catch Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired with 49 trophies in the cabinet.
Guardiola’s troops dropped just 16 points all season, and won their final 14 games.
He’s won 11 of the 12 finals he’s played in, which he can extend to 12 in 13 at the weekend.
Guardiola has lifted a league title in a staggering eight of his 10 seasons in the dugout. The only blips came in 2011/12, when Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid beat Barcelona by nine points, and his first campaign in England (2016/17) when Antonio Conte’s Chelsea grabbed the spoils.
Guardiola has become the fourth manager to win multiple Premier League titles, following in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, and Jose Mourinho.
Guardiola has completed the double-double following the retention of the Premier League and League Cup. Within a week he could be a treble winner.
Without doubt the No.1 manager in the world at the moment.