Lionel Messi gives brilliant verdict on Man City boss Pep Guardiola
Lionel Messi has hailed Pep Guardiola as the best manager he has played under.
The Argentine also won four consecutive Ballon d’Or titles between 2009 and 2012 and two UEFA Best Player in Europe titles.
So understandably, Messi has named the City boss as the best manager he has played under in his career.
“Guardiola is the best of all,” he said. “Luis Enrique is a very close [second].
“I was fortunate to live many at different stages of my life but I think the Guardiola era was one of my best moments.”
Messi also named Spain’s 2010 World Cup winners as the best side he has faced, with David Silva featuring in a 2-1 win for his country against Argentina in 2009.
He said: “The Spanish team, we played a friendly at Atletico’s stadium.
“Maradona was our coach and it was before the 2010 World Cup when they became champions. It was one of the matches that surprised me the most.”