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Lineker Adamant That Guardiola Has Been More Influential Than Ferguson On English Football

Lineker Adamant That Guardiola Has Been More Influential Than Ferguson On English Football

Gary Lineker has said that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has had a hugely positive effect on how the game is played in England.

The former England international says he can’t think of anyone else who has had such an influence on English football:

When one journalist suggested that former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson may have had a greater effect on the sport in the UK, Lineker feels Guardiola has been more influential in terms of how people think about the game:

It is very hard to quantify how far one man can influence a whole nation’s attitude towards playing football but there can be no doubt that Guardiola has shown how attractive, attacking possession football combined with a high pressing defensive setup can get results.

Before his arrival at City, many felt that the physicality and the speed of English football may cause issues for Guardiola but he has proven the critics spectacularly wrong.