Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chairman: Guardiola Will Take Us to Next Level

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chairman: Guardiola Will Take Us to Next Level

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PEP Guardiola has been backed to 'transform' City and take them to another level.

City's chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has delivered his verdict on the in-coming manager, who he describes as 'one of the best, if not the best' in the world.

His comments come after United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hailed Jose Mourinho as 'simply the best.' Guardiola is set to take charge at the Etihad on July 1 - but has already made two secret visits to Manchester in the past couple of weeks to run the rule over the club's academy and stadium.

He also met with Khaldoon in Abu Dhabi last week.

Following that meeting, Khaldoon said: "I consider Pep to be one of the best, if not the best, managers today in football.

"We are getting a manager that epitomises, in my view, passion and commitment. …

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