The happiest manager in the world right now, Mikel Arteta has expressed his gratitude to Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiolafor helping him to become a manager. The Spaniard won his first trophy in charge of Arsenal after beating Chelsea to 2-1 winners at Wembley to clinch the FA Cup yesterday. The Gunners lifted their 14th FA Cup after two goals from cap.
“I have to thank Pep.” Arteta who worked as Guardiola’s assistant at City for three years before leaving to join Arsenal told BT Sport.
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‘Thank you as well I have to thank you Pep in a very big way because I am a manager in a big part to him so I think I have to consider that as well.’
Sometime in June, he spoke about his influence on his life
‘Well, he [Guardiola] was an influence for me since I was 15 years old and we met at Barcelona, both as players. And in my coaching career and my personal life, he has an enormous influence. If I have to talk about the person he is, his values, the way he has treated me and how he deals with the players and the staff around him, its phenomenal. As a coach, I have learned so much from him, we have spent some amazing moments together, some difficult ones as well, but the experience next to him has been incredible.’