Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is unarguably one of the best managers in the world today due to the impact he made before retiring in 2013. The 79-year-old won a total of 50 recognised trophies during his 39-year reign in charge of four clubs including Aberdeen and the Red Devils. However, his greatness is being compared with that of the current Manchester City handler Pep Guardiola who has only been in football management with 29 trophies to his credit.
Spaniard is presently on a 19-game unbeaten run with his team this campaign while they are topping the Premier League log with 59 points – 10 points better than city rivals United. Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson having a chat during the 13th Elite football Club Coaches Forum in August 2011. Should Pep win the EPL at the end of this season, the former Barcelona handler would have won the title for the third time in the last four seasons. Guardiola has equally won three La Liga titles and three Bundesliga crowns with Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively. He also has two UCL silverware on his trophy cabinets – with both final wins coming against Ferguson’s Manchester United in 2009 and 2011.
Ferguson spent 26 years at Old Trafford and he blew their trumpet for the world, however, fans online are arguing Guardiola is on his way to overtaking that record. The red half of Manchester aren’t taking the criticism lying down, however, quickly coming to Ferguson’s defence after a legendary career.
Pep Guardiola vs Sir Alex Ferguson in the #UCL:
Years in Management: 12 | 39
UCL Knockout Wins: 28 | 27
UCL Trophies: 2 | 2
One is a fraud, the other is the greatest manager of all-time! pic.twitter.com/UpXDlTfH7o
— City Chief (@City_Chief) February 24, 2021
Anyone comparing Ferguson to guardiola need to watch the 2009 & 2011 Champions league finals. The answer is there
— Andrew.mcgough (@andymcgoff) February 25, 2021