Pep Guardiola can be as successful at Manchester City as he was at Barcelona, according to Barca and Brazil legend Ronaldinho.
The Spaniard had moulded Barcelona into one of the superpowers in Europe with his ‘tiki taka’ style of football during his four-year spell with the Catalan giants.
Man City continue to dominate the Premier League, having won 2-0 against Leicester City, all thanks to Gabriel Jesus, who opened the scoring for Guardiola’s side a minute before half-time before playmaker Kevin De Bruyne doubled the lead in the second half.
Guardiola’s side are in red-hot form this season, having won 11 of 12 league games – scoring 40 goals and conceding just seven – sitting top of the table with an eight-point lead over arch rivals Manchester United.
Man City have also won all four of their Champions League games so far to storm into the knockout stages with two games in hand.
Guardiola won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues during his spell at the Nou Camp.
He failed to clinch any silverware with Man City during his debut season in England but Ronaldinho believes it is only a matter of time.
“As a player, he was already playing with a very technical mind, so he was playing as a coach, thinking about everything like a coach,” he told the Mirror.
“So he has a deep knowledge of football.
“Wherever he goes, he understands much more than a normal coach. He understands the feeling on the field.
“I had the opportunity to play with the biggest coach in my career – that was Frank Rijkaard.
“But Guardiola’s style of arranging the team, passing the ball and the beautiful game that everybody likes to watch, means it would be a pleasure for any player to have the honour to play for him.
“I totally believe he will have a big part to play for City going forward. I love his style of playing. I truly believe that at City he will make a difference.”
Man City are now set to host Feyenoord in the Champions League on Tuesday.