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Guardiola credits Zidane and Mourinho for managerial success.

Pep Guardiola has revealed that Both Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane rivalry during his time with Barcelona made him a better coach now.

The current Manchester City boss came up countless time against both managers during El classico days and have now admitted the rivalry between both teams helped him a lot. 

"They're a very strong team, in every way, and they have helped me be a better coach," the Manchester City boss told DAZN.

"Both with Jose Mourinho, with Pellegrini, with all the coaches they've had.

"If they have done what they have done, winning three Champions Leagues in a row, to take two league titles away from Barcelona when Barcelona in this decade have dominated [LaLiga Santander] like nobody else... I'm so glad that things are going well for them."

"He's good for football, in good times and bad, and I'm glad," Guardiola noted.

"I'm really glad that things are going well for him because people like him are very good for football."

He also stated that he would like the play along side the talented playemaker.

I admire both versions, as a player and as a coach," he said.

"Both of them. I think Zidane the player was... wow!

"How I would have liked to play with him.

"I had the misfortune of running into him with France."

Manchester City will play Real Madrid in the second leg of the round of 16 in champions league. Manchester City has a 2-1 advantage heading into the fixture.

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