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Ex-City player tags Guardiola as more influential than SAF

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Trevor Sinclair believes Pep Guardiola has had a greater impact on the Premier League than Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy in raising Manchester United to the level they are now is hard to diminish.

The 78-year took charge at the Old Trafford in 1986 and totally changed the way Man United and the teams around them played football. In a glorious career that lasted 26 years, Alex Ferguson won a staggering 38 trophies with the Red Devils including 13 Premier League titles and 2 European Cups among other accolades.

But former Manchester City player Travis Sinclair believes Pep Guardiola has taken the mantle from him to be the most influential coach.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Sinclair claimed that the Man City boss’ impact has shown its results beyond the Premier League and into the grassroots levels.

“It’s got to be Pep,” Sinclair replied when asked who among the two had a bigger influence.

“Ferguson was unbelievably successful. But when you’re talking about a philosophy and a way to play I think Pep had just changed it up completely

“And it’s not just the Premier League, that’s the beauty of it,” he continued.

“You look down the leagues and into grassroots football, and even though some of them haven’t got the pitches to play on where the consistency is going to be there in the touch and that passing out from the back, they’re still trying to do it.”