Pep Guardiola
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City and Phil Foden of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on December 19, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists he is a better manager now than he ever was, as he plots another successive Premier League title.

The Spanish gaffer also dismissed suggestions that he’s current City squad is better than his previous teams at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

“Big words my friend. Big words. Were you in Barcelona sometimes? No. It doesn’t matter,” Guardiola said, according to Goal.

“I’m not here to say whether this is a better side than Bayern Munich or Barcelona. That is no sense.”

“It is another reality how the people attack our team, it’s completely different here for the way they play. I didn’t go to Bayern Munich to overcome. It was a pleasure to be in Barcelona, an incredible pleasure to be in Munich, no I am enjoying like you cannot image here.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Chelsea assistant compares Sarri’s era to Guardiola’s

According to Gianfranco Zola, the difficult time the Italian manager is having currently with the Blues is just like Guardiola suffered in his first season with Manchester City.

“I will judge my career when I’m finished, how happy I was in all the places. After that the way we played that people like. We’ll improve. No regrets with that.”

Meanwhile, Pep insists he is not sure Sergio Aguero will be available for City’s game against Watford after the Argentine missed Saturday’s win over Bournemouth.

He said: “I’m not quite sure. We’ll see tomorrow.”

“That’s why I said before, day by day we’ll see. I speak to the doctors every day they make the report to me the briefing and say he’s ready or not ready and we decide.”