Pep Guardiola has a unique rule regarding transfers that he has applied to all the clubs he has managed.
The Catalan coach has won 34 trophies in his illustrious career managing clubs such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich and now Manchester City.
Because of his great achievements in the world of football, many people consider him the best coach in the history of football.
Guardiola has helped a lot in the evolution of football with his style of play that is distinct from that of other coaches.
And for all the information and facts one might have known, there is one detail about his transfer strategy that not all of us knew.
Every manager has their favorite players that they take with them when they move to a new club.
Harry Redknapp did it with Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Niko Kranjcar, while Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti signed the likes of Nemanja Matic and James Rodriguez on three different occasions.
It is very interesting to see that Guardiola has not signed a player more than once during his career.
He has managed various players at various clubs, including names such as Nolito and Thiago Alcantara but has never signed with them twice.
However, Guardiola has made 94 new signings during his career according to Transfermarkt and is quite good when it comes to refreshing the squad and adapting new players to the team.
Miraculously, Guardiola has jumped at the chance to reunite with the best player he has ever managed, Lionel Messi.
In a new book titled God Save Pep written by author Marti Perarnau, a journalist close to Guardiola, he has claimed that the pair had a meeting at Messi’s house in Barcelona.
Messi was reported to have often asked his friend Sergio Aguero how long Guardiola would stay at “Citizens”.
During the conversation, Guardiola is thought to have said to Messi: “In Manchester we train a lot and I can have long conversations. Maybe you’ll get bored of it.”
Messi had just one year left on his Barcelona contract at the time and then ended up signing for Paris Saint-Germain.