Barca’s Gerard Pique likens Guardiola with `godfather` Ferguson

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London, Apr.5 (ANI): Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has lavished praise on incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, comparing the Spaniard with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 29-year-old, who had played under both coaches, described Ferguson as a godfather and said that he was really intense during training and so was Guardiola.

“Sir Alex Ferguson, when I was there I remember [Carlos] Queiroz was the guy who took training, he (Ferguson] was like more outside, controlling everything, taking a different position,” he was quoted as saying by

“And Guardiola was like every day, he was there, but both of them you can see their careers. I think they’re both fantastic,” Pique added.

Guardiola, who is gearing up for his first Premier League, had earlier signed a three-year deal of more than 15 million Euros an year to take over Manuel Pellegrini.

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Guardiola was also Ferguson’s first choice to replace him at Old Trafford instead of David Moyes, who succeeded him as the manager in 2013. (ANI)

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