Pep Guardiola has won 28 trophies as a manager (if you include the English Community Shield) and in so many ways, can be said to have nothing to prove anymore. And it is pertinent to note that all of those trophies have been won in just over ten years as a manager at senior level, with his wins coming in three different countries – Spain, Germany, and England.
But for anyone familiar with the Catalonian, he can be one for the theatrical, and critics and neutrals have accused him of playing for the camera.
Raheem Sterling being schooled here by Guardiola despite just helping City win the FA Cup last season.
Guardiola has often been seen dishing instructions – or publicly schooling as some might say – to his players after games and after big wins, and many wonder why he would always do that. In fact, he did same with an opposing player – Nathan Redmond in November of 2017, after his team had defeated Southampton 2-1 in a Premier League game.
Guardiola’s influence on his students: He makes everyone a Guardiola ?@GuardiolaTweets#Guardiola #Sterling pic.twitter.com/tUXEawln6V
— Roshan Rao (@thefieldofgreen) September 29, 2019
But as they say, the fruit does not fall far from its tree and it appears Manchester City players have picked the attitude from their manager, and have been seen on video appearing to send out instructions to teammates during games on in training.
Fernandinho too https://t.co/saTUMAT0F0 pic.twitter.com/03zDrf5rM4
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) September 30, 2019
In one clip, Raheem Sterling, who has been a “victim” of Guardiola’s public schooling on more than once occasion, was seen dishing instructions to Oleksandr Zinchenko in City’s 3-1 win over Everton at the weekend.
And in another clip, Fernandinho can be seen sending a message to summer signing Rodri in training.
What do you think about Guardiola’s public schooling?