Pep Guardiola is perhaps the best manager in the world right now and given at the rate at which he is going, he will probably become one of the legendary bosses in the history of the game.
So who does he owe his allegiance to?
“I think Txiki is the most important person in my career as a manager,” Pep said in an extensive interview on City’s official website.
“Now maybe it’s easy to trust me, but before I was anyone in my managerial career he trusted me. Without that I would not be here, so I will always be in debt to him.
“Grateful – because more than an incredible sporting director he is so shy and so humble, he never appears in the media. Always I say: talk sometimes! Give me a hand to talk and express your feelings about the way we want to play.
“But he says no, that does not belong to me. He’s an incredible person. An incredible human being and nothing that has happened in my career would have been without him. And of course when we talk about football we have the same ideas and that’s why it is easy.”
SEE MORE: Manchester City players salaries 2019: weekly wages highest paid 2018/19