Where does Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola rank in the pantheon of the Premier League’s greatest managers?

At this point, it has to be a direct battle between Guardiola and Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, right?

Ferguson has longevity, but the most he’s ever managed in a full season is 92 points. Under Guardiola, City have reached 100 points and 98 points, and they are on course for another 90+ season in 2021/22.

That’s not to say Robbie Savage’s opinion should be taken as gospel, but the ex-midfielder is one of many willing to put the Spaniard above all others.

“Pep improves players and this team is amazing,” Savage said last year on BT Sports.

“For me the best manager I’ve seen in the Premier League.”






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Fastest Manager to 500 points

Man City’s 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday became another record affair for Guardiola.

He became the fastest manager in Premier League history with 500 points.

Guardiola managed to reach 500 points in 18 games less than Jose Mourinho, who held the previous record.

Who else is on the manager’s list to reach 500 points, and how quickly did they do it?

Let’s find out.

Steve Bruce | 441 games






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Harry Redknapp | 392 matches






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Sam Allardyce | 386 games






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Marc Hughes | 367 games






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Martin O’Neill | 351 matches






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david moyes | 340 matches






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Raphael Benitez | 267 matches






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Arsene Wenger | 249 games






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Mr. Alex Ferguson | 242 matches






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Jurgen Klopp | 236 games






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Jose Mourinho | 231 matches






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Pep Guardiola | 213 matches






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Breakdown of Guardiola’s 500 points

Guardiola’s favorite opponents are Arsenal. His City side won 34 points against the Gunners.

You can also see the breakdown of Guardiola’s 500 points per season.

  • 2016/17 – 78 points
  • 2017/18 – 100 points
  • 2018/19 – 98 points
  • 2019/20 – 81 points
  • 2020/21 – 86 points
  • 2021/22 – 57 points

Whether or not he is the best in the history of the English top flight, Guardiola has established himself as one of the best the country has ever seen in less than six seasons, with a fourth title surely on the way.

It is truly remarkable.

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