Begiristain the key to Guardiola’s longevity at Manchester City


Pep Guardiola said the presence of football director Txiki Begiristain is the reason he is spending his sixth season with the English champions and extending his contract until 2023.

“One of the reasons I renewed my contract is because Txiki is here. I’m 50 now, we met when I was 19, ”Guardiola said on Tuesday.

“Since then we have become close friends and work incredibly well together. When we win, we try to analyze why we are winning? When we fail, why do we fail? Nobody judges anything else, good or bad. I was never judged by the result. Both of you work for the good of this club.

The most humble

“He is the most humble person I have met. He never goes to the media, he is always behind the scenes. You will not find many such people in this world when the ego is always there. I gave this example to myself.

“So he’s an exception. What did he do in Barcelona, ​​creating one of the best teams of all time, and how he has worked here all these years …

“He always gives credit to the players, of course the managers, the chairman of the board, the CEO, and he’s always there, so it’s nice. We are with him because I can do my job. “


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