Pep Guardiola Confident Mikel Arteta Will Succeed Him at Manchester City
Sept. 21, 2019
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that he is pretty sure that his assistant coach Mikel Arteta will succeed him when he leaves the club, and added that his colleague had a special talent to analyse and find solutions.
Guardiola has been at City for more than three seasons now, and has won two Premier League titles, two Carabao Cups as well as an FA Cup. The Spaniard guided the team to a historic domestic treble last season but is yet to help them win the Champions League .
However, the Catalan is not known to stay at one club for far too long and he has now said that he believes Arteta can be a worthy successor at the club.
"I'm pretty sure [he'll succeed me]. He will have success," Guardiola said of Arteta, according to Goal .
"Sooner or later it's going to happen (Arteta becoming a manager). He's a young, young manager. He has experience already, handling big players and big teams. He's got an incredible work ethic. He has a special talent to analyse what happens and to find solutions.
"We talk a lot about what he believes and how he feels. He was a holding-midfielder too and I think he reads the situations. The best [midfielders] play thinking about what the team needs in every single moment. He was a master of that. When he was able to see what was needed on the pitch, when you're off the pitch it's easier," he concluded.
It remains to be seen if the club hierarchy will indeed turn to Mikel Arteta when the time comes or if they will look for a more high profile manager to replace Pep Guardiola.
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