Emery rates Guardiola highly.


Emery rates Guardiola highly.

Arsenal Coach, Unai Emery has come out to profess his admiration for Guardiola rating him as the best in the world.

Pep Guardiola and Unai Emery have met several times before coming to England and both managers has had a healthy relationship so far.

Both first met in the 2008-09 season, with the latter leading Valencia after guiding Almeria to success in the Spanish top-flight while the former was in his first season overseeing Barcelona.

The Arsenal boss could only manage a point in their two meetings against Guardiola and still remains winless in his career against his old rival.

There would be a Clash of the Titans Showdown tomorrow at the Etihad and Emery would hope to finally break that winless streak and looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat in London in August that started Emery’s tenure.

“I have analysed a lot of teams and coaches and I think it’s difficult to find one coach who is better than Guardiola,” Emery told reporters.

“His career is a very big career. We started together. He started with the Barcelona second team, I started with Lorca and Almeria [In Spain’s third and second tiers].

“I learned a lot looking at his team it’s good to look at each other when we are coaches to learn different things between us. I think in his career he’s doing the best in all the coaches in the world.