Guardiola's a modern great, insists Menotti

The former Argentina boss has nothing but praise for the Bayern coach and is not surprised with his successful start at the Allianz Arena

Former Argentina boss Cesar Menotti has taken the time to praise Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola following his fine start to life at the Bundesliga champions and has described the Spaniard as “one of the greats of his time”.

Guardiola replaced Jupp Heynckes at the helm at the Allianz Arena at the start of the season and has since guided them to the European Super Cup and Club World Cup, while they have also impressed in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

“He had to deal with incredibly high expectations after last season, but he has dealt with the challenge superbly so far,” Menotti was quoted as saying by TZ.

“That’s hardly a surprise, though. Guardiola is one of the greats of his time, because he represents a clear philosophy.

“Guardiola has achieved something that very few coaches have done. Whenever he enters the dressing room and greets his players, they all know how to behave out there on the pitch.”

Menotti guided Argentina to World Cup glory in 1978 and also coached the likes of Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Atletico Madrid throughout his career.

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