Pep Guardiola roams up Jose Mourinho ahead of Spurs vs Man City clash

Guardiola says his great rival Jose Mourinho should not be judged solely on his recent record as the two managers prepare to go head-to-head again on Sunday.

Guardiola says his great rival Jose Mourinho should not be judged solely on his recent record as the two managers prepare to go head-to-head again on Sunday. Spurs have taken 20 points from 12 Premier League games since Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino and remain six points off fourth-placed Chelsea. The Portuguese joined Spurs a year after he was sacked by Manchester United following a period of dressing room unrest and poor results as Guardiola's City became the dominant side in England. Mourinho and Guardiola meet for the 23rd time this weekend as City travel to Tottenham and the Catalan said he respected his rival's record during a long career in the dugout. "The value of Jose, a manager with a lot

“Sergio Aguero is irreplaceable” says Pep Guadiola.

Pep Guardiola says finding a striker to fill "irreplaceable" club record scorer Sergio Aguero's role at Manchester City will be "one of my biggest challenges". But the City manager has not given up hope that the 31-year-old, who has hit 244 goals for the club, will remain beyond the end of his contract in 2021. It is anticipated Aguero will return to Argentina whenever he does leave City. "He can stay but it depends on his physical condition and his desire," said Guardiola. "Replacing him will be one of my biggest challenges because he is irreplaceable." The Argentina forward, who has scored 13 times for City this season, arrived from Atletico Madrid for £38m in 2011. He has been more prolific than anyone else for City

Guadiola hails Kevin De Bruyne for his incredible performance during win over Leicester City yesterday.

Kevin de Bruyne's "incredible" display in Manchester City's win over Leicester "was the best he has played in a long time", says boss Pep Guardiola. Belgium midfielder De Bruyne, 28, produced another dominant performance as the champions closed the gap on second-place Leicester to one point. De Bruyne set up Gabriel Jesus's goal, with Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan also scoring in the 3-1 victory. "He's a spectacular player," said Guardiola. "He won the game for us." Playmaker De Bruyne ran the show in City's previous Premier League game against Arsenal, scoring twice, and although he did not find the net against Leicester, his assist took him to double figures for the campaign before Christmas. In terms of attacking stats this season, former Chelsea player