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    For me, it's now even about what he achieved, but how. Made the club the best in world by himself. I read somewhere that he missed the game only two times, once for his son's wedding, and the other time for scouting De Gea. So even this United is powered by SAF, at least its best part. He was a coach, sporting director, scout, president... everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMU ReBorn View Post
    Look at the treble winning side of SAF . How many players can we mention among top 5 players of that era in their respective position? . Scholes was world class but was he better than likes of Nedved , Zidane ? . Saf was a genius . Pep has a long way to go to be compared with Saf . Just like Velverde had Messi , Pep had peak Messi , Xavi and Iniesta.
    I cant speak about a side from the 90s, i dont really know, but his side that took the CL and PL in 08 certainly had world class talent all over the pitch, though not to the extent Barca had.
    But he devoloped several of those players, not everyone was a world star when they arrived there, he excelled at team building, not so many coaches can do that anymore, not like they will get the chance to do so.

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    SAF built 3 great sides from the ground up over 25 years without spending much.

    pep had a team of extraordinary talented individuals playing at one of the highest levels ever seen in football history. he's great but nothing in comparison to SAF who is legend personified.

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    Good stats considering the shoe-string budget hes operating on.

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    meh. chelsea and united also spend tons (if not quite as much). the difference is not consequential. look at how horribly mourinho has handled what is otherwise a united squad with great world class talent. pep's achievements this season in the PL are unbelievable
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Flaco View Post
    Those are stats i get in football manager, not something you typically see in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    Those are stats i get in football manager, not something you typically see in real life.
    Funny when Utd fans and others say he’s bought the league.

    They only spent 80m more than Utd.. so that gets you 19 more points according to Utd fans

    Also 50m of what they spent was Mendy who’s been out all season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilarrubi View Post
    Funny when Utd fans and others say he’s bought the league.

    They only spent 80m more than Utd.. so that gets you 19 more points according to Utd fans

    Also 50m of what they spent was Mendy who’s been out all season...
    He spent more than £100 million more and already had a better team. No arguments from anybody thought they are by far the best team but he has bought the league essentially.

    They have two £50 million Centre backs on the bench every game.

    No use moaning though just have to improve.

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    meh Mourinho and Pep both spend big, if Mourinho was at City he'd do exactly the same and rightly so, if the funds are there why wouldn't you improve the squad?

    people calling them chequebook managers make no sense, what do you want them to do? coach York City all the way to the PL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenRobbins View Post
    He spent more than £100 million more and already had a better team. No arguments from anybody thought they are by far the best team but he has bought the league essentially.

    They have two £50 million Centre backs on the bench every game.

    No use moaning though just have to improve.

    Yeah you’re right, the difference was 80m before City bought Laporte.

    That still doesn’t make up a 19 point difference and complete domination of the Premier League beating every record.

    You think if Utd spent that extra money you’d have been anywhere near City? who would you have bought and how would it have got you 19 extra points?

    Pep also made the big decision to get rid of both full backs so he needed to spend big especially because of the market value of players now. That decision is overlooked, a bit like when he got rid of Deco, Ronaldinho at Barca or promoting Busquets, but people still say he inherited the best team in the world.

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    Extended his contract with Man City until 2021.

    I know some here don't like him because they got a distorted view of football in general or hate him because he left Barcelona, but I would love for Pep to return. The only one who will have the absolute authority to make the changes this squad needs by bringing the intensity back and get rid of the players that are not up to it anymore. No player will relax and sit on their ass expecting to just get picked, and we'll play better football.

    Oh well.

    Doubt it'll ever happen.
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    60m over 3 years.

    Absurd money FFS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Extended his contract with Man City until 2021.

    I know some here don't like him because they got a distorted view of football in general or hate him because he left Barcelona, but I would love for Pep to return. The only one who will have the absolute authority to make the changes this squad needs by bringing the intensity back and get rid of the players that are not up to it anymore. No player will relax and sit on their ass expecting to just get picked, and we'll play better football.

    Oh well.

    Doubt it'll ever happen.
    Pep rejected to sign a contract longer than 2 years with Barca, afterwards always extended or 1 more years and quit after 4
    Now he signed 3 years and before they are over renewing for 5.
    Pep simply want to build his empire in City, he wants to be their Rinus Michels/Crujif. He was never going to be that in either Bayern or Barca. two clubs who is already historically established.
    We can hope he will come back, but he himself won't come back even if Laporta came back

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