Martinez: Guardiola ‘fantastic’ for Premier League

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 8:00

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City will be “fantastic” for the Premier League. 

The Bayern Munich and former Barcelona manager will take over from Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini this summer after the City boss revealed on deadline day that he will be leaving the club in June.

And Everton manager Martinez believes that fellow Spaniard Guardiola will be a wonderful addition to the English game, and his “successful football philosophy” will inspire young coaches and managers.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Newcastle, Martinez said: “Pep Guardiola is one the best managers in world football – the record is there to back that up – but I don’t think we are discovering anything by saying that.

“Obviously he’s Catalan and I should know that very well – I know exactly what he is as a person, as a winner.

“He’s going to bring a very successful football philosophy and without a doubt he’ll affect a lot of young coaches and managers in the country.

“He’ll bring a completely different tactical approach in the British game.

“He’s got an attention to detail that’s very different to find in any other manager.

“It’s going to be fantastic for the league, the Premier League will be a better league with Pep Guardiola in it.”

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