Video: Pep Guardiola namechecks Celtic with European elite | The Celtic Star
A video clip has emerged of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola namechecking Celtic while discussing some of Europe’s elite teams. The Spaniard has come under some criticism owing to the modern success of Manchester City but has always responded with a fierce defence on behalf of his club.
In a clip from last season, Guardiola mentioned Celtic and how the club have had incredible success in Scotland
as an anecdote for his defence about City’s spending powers.
— The Pep (@GuardiolaTweets) July 5, 2023
City have arguably one of the finest scouting apparatuses in the game, which Celtic have taken steps to replicate in a different market thanks to the employment of Mark Lawwell and his team from the City Group.
Elsewhere, City will enter the Champions League as holders after their triumph over Inter Milan last month. This means that there could be a repeat of the epic encounters between the club in 2016, where Celtic held the blue half of Manchester home and away.