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Barcelona legend backs Pep Guardiola to change English football

Barcelona legend Xavi has backed former manager Pep Guardiola to change English football and mentalities.

Xavi enjoyed great success under Guardiola during the managers time at Barcelona and the midfielder believes Pep Guardiola will successfully change English football for the better.

Speaking in an interview to the BBC, the now Al Sadd player said:

“If there is one person who can change the mentality of English players, of English football, it’s Pep Guardiola.

“He is one of the best coaches. He could do a big revolution. If you see the games of Manchester City you can see his style. As a player he was a big reference for my career, and as a coach.

“We made history with him in Barcelona. Barcelona always have the best coaches but Guardiola made a revolution; not only at Barcelona but across the world.

“When you see him on the bench you can see his passion for football. I know him and I know he can do it.”

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