Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano has lavished praise on to Pep Guardiola.

Speaking to City’s official website, the 56-year-old gave his two cents on the Catalan tactician.

It’s safe to say that Ferran Soriano, who also worked with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City holds him in extremely high regard.

Ferran Soriano raves about the ‘genius’ of Pep Guardiola

Branded as ‘extra-special’ by the Guardian, the two-time treble-winning manager is widely regarded as the best manager in the world.

In fact, Ilkay Gundogan once said that out of every manager he has seen in his lifetime, the Spaniard is the greatest.

Now, Ferran Soriano, who has worked alongside Pep Guardiola for years has lauded him.

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“He’s a genius. He works very hard, he is the first in the office and is the last to leave. He’s also kind of obsessed so that when we lose, he can be difficult to talk to.”

Ferran Soriano also gave an insight into why Pep Guardiola believes he is successful.

“He’s like every top performer that I’ve met, he’s creative and really wants to win and that inspires his players. If I ask him ‘is there a secret?’, he’ll tell me ‘no, hard work, hard work, hard work’. But of course, he has the talent.”

Ferran Soriano also touched on how innovative a manager the former Bayern Munich head honcho is, saying, “It’s creativity but also very important. He gained the credibility of the players. When you talk to the players that played for Pep, what they say is he comes with new ideas and if you follow him, you realise they work. That means that when he asks for something, the players are going to follow him.”

At this point, all one can do is bow down to the greatness of the Manchester City manager.

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