When Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City back in 2016 the Premier League pundits wrote him off already. But the Catalan mastermind weaved his magic and made the league merely his playground as he won 4 out of the 6 seasons he has been here. However, if one man has given some tough competition around here, that would definitely be Jurgen Klopp. The German took the Liverpool squad to another level. Modern football has been revolutionized by these two like no other. Both their teams offered some brilliant quality of football whenever they met. But who has won more between the two, that is the question? While Guardiola has already won his 30th career trophy Klopp has only managed to win 9 major titles. Let’s take a look at their trophy cabinets:
Pep Guardiola (30 trophies):
The former Barcelona midfielder was also fascinated by the idea of coaching his favorite club one day. His wish came true when he took over Rijkard’s squad and in his debut season, he went on to lift all six significant trophies available including the Champions League. The 50-year-old won 30 silverware with prestigious clubs like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City. Other than his collective ones, he has also won two FIFA manager of the season awards. He is often considered to be the greatest ever manager to grace the sport. However, his failure to win the Champions League outside Barcelona, often calls for unwanted criticisms. His trophy count is quite high, and he has a lot of time in his hands to extend the count even further.
Jurgen Klopp (9 trophies):
Born and brought up in Germany, Jurgen Klopp always enjoyed coaching more than playing. He played for Mainz 05 in his brief playing career. And later, took on the job as a manager in Mainz 05. His contributions to the club are still regarded highly by their fans. However, his stint at Borussia Dortmund really got the attention it deserved. With Bayern Munich dominating the Bundesliga, he managed to win it two times against all the odds. He also delivered the German league cup. However, he couldn’t deliver their maiden Champions League trophy as Bayern beat his team 2-1. Then came the offer to manage Liverpool. And, he created a brilliant reds squad. He delivered the sixth champions league, but more importantly, he delivered their long-awaited Premier League.
Both of the modern era managers are considered to be the best in their respective footballing styles. And their fans are hoping that they will continue to rival each other in the coming days.