For the first time in their history, Manchester City savored a memorable season by clinching the highly coveted UEFA Champions League trophy. In addition to this success, they secured successive Premier League titles and an FA Cup triumph, accomplishing a treble-winning season under the guidance of Spanish tactician Pep Guardiola.
The European champions extended their dominance into 2023, continuing their impressive campaign by adding two more accolades to their trophy cabinet, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup respectively. Building on their remarkable campaign from the previous year, Guardiola disclosed his plans for the upcoming FA Cup.
Pep Guardiola reveals what’s next for Man City after treble victory
Pep Guardiola ranks among the elite managers, boasting a glittering resume that includes managing some of Europe’s biggest high-profile clubs, such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and currently Manchester City. He has achieved success in winning every conceivable trophy in the sport, both on an individual level and with his respective clubs.
However, there’s one achievement that has eluded Guardiola during his tenure with Manchester City, defeating their league rivals Tottenham Hotspur away at Spurs’ home ground in any competition. It all began when the London side moved to their new home in 2019 and since then, the Citizens have been in pursuit of a victory.
In his recent interview with Sky Sports, when asked about his plans following Manchester City’s successful treble season, Guardiola responded, “To score a goal at Spurs away, I want to beat Spurs away,” half-jokingly. As Guardiola’s team is still seeking their first victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In their defense of the treble, Manchester City will face Tottenham Hotspur at their stadium on Friday in the FA Cup fourth-round fixture. This match presents an opportunity for the in-form English champions to secure their first win at the Tottenham Stadium, following a previous meeting that ended in a 3-3 draw, courtesy of a controversial decision by referee Simon Hooper.
Pep Guardiola goes after Man United over Omar Berrada switch
The newly crowned FIFA Best Men’s Coach of 2023, Pep Guardiola has shared his thoughts on the recent announcement by city rivals Manchester United. The Red Devils have appointed Omar Berrada as their new CEO, following his resignation from the duties at City Football Group, where he contributed significantly to the success of Manchester City and its sister clubs.
He said, “Yeah but Kevin De Bruyne is still at Man City, Erling Haaland will play here too. I’m not sure it’s that easy. But if United thinks with this person everything is going to change, congratulations!” taking a sly dig at United.
Omar Berrada is credited with playing a significant role in bringing Erling Haaland and other key players to the Etihad while he was with the club. His outstanding work as a top executive in the sport has earned him recognition. Now, he will be joining the INEOS group and Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Old Trafford.