Pep Guardiola: Five-year anniversary

13 memorable Pep quotes...

When Pep Guardiola speaks, people listen...

The greatest Manchester City manager of all time celebrates five years in charge of the Club on this day - the longest he has managed anywhere.

With 10 trophies won in that time, Pep is writing his own history at City and will look to add more silverware in the coming season.

Here, we look at some of the quotes Pep has made along the way...

“They told me it is so hard, so tough. And other people say, 'Pep is not going to adapt in that way'. So that is why I am here, to try to do it. So the people, some of them have confidence it will go well, but some of them, in Germany as well, the people say, 'the way you play is not possible in the Premier League', so I said to myself 'why not?', 'why not travel there to try it?’” 

“Creating something new is the difficult part. To make it and build it and get everyone to follow? Amazing.”

“I enjoy every day in Manchester. I am confident we can make a step forward to make people proud of us.”

“It is one of the best clubs in the world by far. I'm loving Manchester City.”.

“It doesn't mean my footballing ideas are special, different, better than the others. I am not saying it's my football, my ideas, and the other coaches are nothing. It's the way I believe. I'm not special.”

“The players are coming to try every game, every weekend, so that the Manchester City people can be proud, and we will see what is our level to achieve our battles.”

“What we want is so simple: when the opponent has the ball, take it back as quick as possible. When we have the ball, try to move as quick possible, to create as much chances as possible. That's all. And good team spirit.”

“In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.”.

"It's like in Manchester. It rains every day. When one day the sun rises it doesn't mean the weather is going to change. It is just one game but we will see what happens in the future.”

 
“The result is an empty thing. The result is I'm happy for the next two days because I get less criticism and more time to improve my team. But what satisfies me the most in my job is to feel emotions, the way we play.”

“Of course, it was so weird playing in empty stadium. This achievement belongs to our fans requires our people there. The club belongs to the people.”

“In Barcelona the basis was Catalan players, in Bayern the basis was German and I would like to work with English players here - but they are so expensive!”

 
“Of course, it was so weird playing in empty stadium. This achievement belongs to our fans requires our people there. The club belongs to the people.”