FORMER MANCHESTER CITY PLAYER Richard Dunne has claimed that people should consider Pep Guardiola as the greatest football manager of all time, after another Premier League title win this weekend. City were crowned champions of the Premier League after Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The win now means that City have now won five Premier Leagues' in six years. The win also means that Pep has helped City become the sixth team in English football to win a three peat (three titles in a row) and Pep has also won a three peat in three different countries, Spain, Germany, and England.
City and Pep can further cement their footballing legacy with a treble win next month.
City play Inter Milan in the Champions League Final in Istanbul, and seven days before that they play Manchester United in the FA Cup Final. Dunne, who spent nine-years at City summed up the City and Pep's achievements "The way City have been playing recently, it was fully deserved.
"They just looked like a team for the past couple of months and there was nothing getting in their way, nothing was going to stop them winning the Premier League, it was a fully deserved title and fully deserved celebration," said Dunne to BBC Radio 5 Live:
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"This Premier League side is incredible. I think for a few years we've been saying how good Pep Guardiola's teams are. He has to play Erling Haaland all the time and that restricts the amount of changes he can make in his forward line, so the team becomes more consistent."
Dunne also went on to say that Pep's influence in English football and his title haul should have him down as possibly the greatest manager of all time.
"Guardiola is the one who sets the relentlessness in the squad, the tempo and how City play. No-one takes their foot off the gas. The intensity is there in every match," he added.
"The fact is that he's got 25 of the best players in world football and they're working their socks off, doing everything he's asking and they never let up. The squad seems happy.
"His management of the squad has been brilliant. The titles that he’s won, the style of football that he’s developed that coaches all over the world try to replicate, must mark him down as possibly the greatest manager of all time."
Up next for the champions Manchester City play Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday