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Gundogan Outlines The Key Difference Between Guardiola And Klopp’s Managerial Styles

Gundogan Outlines The Key Difference Between Guardiola And Klopp’s Managerial Styles

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is one of the few players who has been managed by both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.

The German international spent four years working under Klopp, winning the Bundesliga, the German Cup and reaching the final of the Champions League in the process.

Asked to compare the current Liverpool boss with his manager at City, Guardiola, Gundogan said that while he has learned more on the tactical aspects of the game from the Spaniard, he has an emotional bond with his previous coach at Dortmund:


“The connection with Pep in a tactical way – how we both see the game – is pretty high. The connection with Klopp is more emotional but either way, it’s a joy – this is why we play. The tactics are so interesting but at the end, it’s about emotions – winning and losing, all the aspects of football.”

Gundogan is certainly correct to say he has been lucky to work under the two coaches. The 29-year-old has won three league titles, four domestic cups and three Super Cups whilst playing for both men.

He has yet to win a European trophy during his trophy-laden career, though, and he will be hoping to put that right this season if City can progress in the Champions League.