Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola lauded by Arrigo Sacchi for their ‘duty’ to excite with their brand of football

The legendary Italian coach believes the pair are leading a golden age in the Premier League for managers

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 12 September 2019 08:19
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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have been lauded by legendary Italian coach Arrigo Sacchi for their “duty” to excite the public with their brand of football.

The Liverpool and Manchester City managers inspired a relentless title race last season with expansive football on display.

And Sacchi, one of the innovators of the game who inspired back-to-back Champions League titles with AC Milan, sees parallels in his brand of football.

“Their football is similar to mine and I really appreciate their values, culture and mentality. My Milan team innovated, the teams of Guardiola and Klopp continue to innovate,” Sacchi told the Mail.

“They think like me. We have the duty to make the public enjoy football, to be excited by it. Making great football is more difficult than talking about it.”

“I like the desire they have to dominate. Football must be domination and beauty, music and culture.”

Sacchi also hailed the “golden age” of managers in the Premier League, also praising Mauricio Pochettino’s work at Tottenham.

Klopp and Guardiola have been lauded for their style of play

While he noted the relentless nature of the schedule in England could be why the national team has struggled in recent decades.

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