For the first time since he started his coaching career, Pep Guardiola finished a season without winning any trophy, but according to former Barcelona president Joan Laporta, the Catalan coach looked very upbeat when the two met at an event for the Johan Cruyff foundation earlier this week.
Pep looked very well. He was here for a few days, so we met up and he was very upbeat. He is happy at City, optimistic he can build something. He was animated, enthusiastic, excited for the future. He’s smart, has emotional intelligence, an ability to convince
Laporta told the Guardian, before ‘defending’ his former employee.
He will make his mark. If you watch City last season they passed the ball well but it doesn’t happen overnight. You need the right players. They will bring in players who suit the system he wants, which doesn’t have to be identical to Barca. He is intelligent, he will adapt. He will create an identity, a connection
the man who gave Guardiola the Barcelona job back in 2008 said. Bottom line, according to him, the best City can do is back his compatriot, let him build what he has in mind.
If City back him as he deserves, he will succeed. The way they plan to go about strengthening the team, I think they are going to be extremely strong. The fans will be very excited