Former Spurs manager Pochettino praises Guardiola ahead of Champions League clash.
Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola have never seen eye to eye but the former Spurs manager hails Guardiola as the ‘best manager’ in the world.
Pochettino once labeled Guardiola as disrespectful for referring Tottenham as the ‘Harry Kane team’.
Both the managers lock horns to renew their rivalry in the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday.
‘For me, he is the best,’ said Pochettino, 49. ‘I admire him and think he is doing a fantastic job not only at Manchester City but in Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
‘He is an amazing, intelligent coach, always thinking of different strategies and game-plans. I love to challenge him and the teams he prepared.
‘Not only the best manager. The club is important, too. A club that trusts you to build a team and provides you with all the tools to be successful. That is the combination at Manchester City between Pep, the coaching staff, the club, the board, everyone.
‘They create an amazing structure, very solid, and a very clear idea of how they need to act to be successful.’