Luis Enrique: A great period awaits Man City under Guardiola

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has backed Pep Guardiola to succeed at Manchester City and believes exciting times await the Premier League club.

Guardiola, who had already announced he would leave Bayern Munich at the end of the current campaign, brought an end to immense speculation surrounding his future when it was confirmed on Monday that he had agreed to replace Manuel Pellegrini at City.

The 45-year-old has already enjoyed incredible success at Barca and is looking to win a third consecutive Bundesliga title with Bayern this term, along with another Champions League.

And Luis Enrique has little doubt Guardiola will prove to be an instant hit in the Premier League.

“I am very happy to see Pep join Manchester City,” Luis Enrique said at a news conference.

“As a football fan and a friend of Pep, I can say that he loves challenges and I am convinced that a great period awaits his new club.

“They will have very attractive seasons under Pep.

“We will see how his style and philosophy will fare in a country that is not really used to it.

“But I surely expect him to be successful.”

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