Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has named his mentor Pep Guardiola as the best football manager in the world.
Arteta worked as Guardiola’s assistant for three seasons at Manchester City before he took the job with the Gunners.
This year, both Spaniards went head-to-head in the Premier League title race.
Although Arsenal led the way for over 10 months, they eventually faltered and allowed City to retain their crown.
Guardiola’s men finished the campaign with three titles, including the Champions League and FA Cup.
When asked if Guardiola is the best manager in the world, Arteta told Marca: “Without a doubt. He’s the best in everything – management, convincing the group of your idea, pushing everyone and getting the best out of them, making decisions before and during the game, not letting the message expire.
“Pep is a genius.”