Spanish coach Pep Guardiola currently manages the Premier League side Manchester City and holds the fifth spot in the list of all-time most successful football managers. Besides his notable coaching career, he earned praise for being one of the greatest footballers of his generation. As an interesting fact, football magician Lionel Messi came into prominence under Pep’s guidance. After his stints with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, he has been managing the sky blues since 2016.
Trophies: With Barcelona, Pep won the La Liga thrice and the Copa del Rey twice. He also achieved the UEFA Champions League and Super Cup twice each with the Catalan side. Under his guidance, Barca won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009 and 2011. With Bayern Munich, he won the Bundesliga thrice and DFB-Pokal twice. The club also won both the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup under his coaching in 2013. With Manchester City, he held the Premier League trophy and the EFL Cup in the 2017/18 season.
Awards: Pep received the Premier League Manager of the Month award five times as of 2018. He also won the La Liga Coach of the Year four times during his stint with Barcelona. He received the Don Balon Award twice and the Onze d’Or Coach of the Year award thrice. World Soccer Magazine named him the 5th Greatest Manager of All Time in 2013. Pep won both the FIFA World Coach of the Year and European Coach of the Year in 2011.