The Manchester City boss has admitted that his tenure in the Blue half of Manchester would not be considered a success if he does not manage to guide the English champions to win the European trophy.
Pep Guardiola’s reputation precedes him and the Spanish manager has now taken his managerial honors to another level. He became the first manager to win back to back Premier League titles in the English League this season since Sir Alex Ferguson achieved the feat with Manchester United back in 2009.
Manchester City became the first team to win the domestic treble in the history of English teams. They followed up their record breaking 100 point Premier League triumph last season with 98 points in the current term and also added the FA Cup and League Cup to their trophy cabinet this term.
However, despite the success that Guardiola has achieved this season, he believes that his managerial career would be judged on whether he wins the Champions League title or not with the Citizens. The former Barcelona manager has not got his hands on Europe’s biggest prize ever since he left the Catalonian club.
Guardiola won three Bundesliga titles as well as four domestic Cups in three years with Bayern Munich before moving to England in 2016. But the 48-year-old has not yet won the Champions League with Barcelona back in 2011.
While speaking to reporters, Guardiola acknowledged the fact that he still needs to prove himself on a continental level and said, “I said before that I know we will be judged at the end on whether we win the Champions League, I know unless we do that, it will not be enough. This comes with me, I know that. I arrived in Barcelona, we were lucky and we won it two times in four years and the people expect I am something special and that we have to win the Champions League. That’s still true. Even at this club, getting the points record last season and winning all these domestic competitions is incredible.”