Reading the last couple of pages I think it needs to be admitted that Pep is a f**king great coach, maybe the best ever. His teams are pretty much perfect. Klopp is better because we are pretty much equal to City with not a tenth of their financial resources, but to deny how good Pep is sounds bitter. And it's not just talent and money is it? To deny us twice by one point takes massive resilience and mental strength.
The test for Pep is can he do what Bielsa did? Can he make low performing teams with minimal budgets into very high performing teams. Until then he is behind Klopp in my view. And I really look forward to the day he turns up at Fulham, or wherever..
He is a great coach... if he takes over a team which is already strong and has a billion pound to improve it.
Klopp is better and I’ll tell you why.
He never goes for the easy option.
He won two league titles in Germany despite the strength of Bayern.
He ends our 30 year wait.
But also, if klopp went to any team in the premier league or the championship, they would improve.
That wouldn’t happen with pep. Not unless he had money and no limit on wages etc.
Next job for pep will be PSG.