The manager of Manchester City recently said that Pep Guardiola would look up to Michael Jordan, even though they both played for the Chicago Bulls at the same time.
Pep joined FC Barcelona’s first team in 1990, and Johan Cruyff, the founder of soccer, taught him how to play. Around this time, most people thought Michael Jordan was the best basketball player who ever lived.
In 1992, when the Olympics were held in Barcelona, Pep Guardiola led the team to its first European Cup victory. At that time, Jordan was the face of the Dream Team and had already won two titles. Guardiola was one of the best players ever, but his career was nothing compared to Michael Jordan’s. Jordan was the kind of athlete whose fame went beyond his sport when he was at the top of his game.
But because of their luck, things are different away from the court. Pep Guardiola is the best football manager in the world since Sir Alex Ferguson, but MJ’s time in the front office and as an owner has been objectively and unquestionably terrible. Still, everyone in sports has respect for Jordan’s drive to win. A recent interview excerpt shows that Guardiola definitely feels that way.
Pep Guardiola makes fun of Julia Roberts and says that Michael Jordan is his hero.
Man City beat RB Leipzig 7-0 at home in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. Erling Haaland was the first player from the Premier League to score five goals in one Champions League game.
Pep Guardiola was, of course, in a great mood at the news conference after the game. The 52-year-old manager couldn’t wait to congratulate Haaland on his record-setting first season in English football.
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Pep Guardiola Said That Julia Roberts Turned Him Down When He Was Listing His Heroes
He did, however, have a small complaint about life, which made the journalists in the room laugh a lot. Pep Guardiola said that Julia Roberts, a famous Hollywood actress, turned him down when he was listing his heroes: “Even if we win the Champions League three times in a row, I’ll still be a failure. I’m going to tell you something. I look up to Tiger Woods, Julia Roberts, and Michael Jordan.”
“It’s clear why Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts are all bad. Julia Roberts went to Manchester a few years ago. Not back in 1990, when Sir Alex won a lot of prizes. She joined us at a time when we were doing well. For four or five years, we were doing better than United.
Pep Guardiola has talked about marijuana before, so when he decided it was okay to talk about Michael Jordan’s greatness in a press conference for the Champions League semifinal match against PSG, Man City was on track to win the treble in the 2020–21 EPL season:
“Michael Jordan never said anything bad about my manager or agency to the press. He won a lot of NBA titles. Show it. There are the ones that are big. I only know one way to do my job. Know that I will always be there for them.”
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