He's one of the sharpest minds in world soccer history, a serial winner with upwards of two dozen trophies to his name and the leader of the reigning English Premier League champions. And on Thursday night he paid a visit to New York City FC.
Frasquito Moralez armó una pared y definió para el 5-2 final de New York City en la MLS. ¡Hasta Guardiola aplaudió al argentino! pic.twitter.com/tMVQUVlxo4— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) June 7, 2019
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola stopped by Yankee Stadium to take in NYCFC's 5-2 thrashing of FC Cincinnati, sitting alongside the club's sporting director Claudio Reyna, and afterwards visited the home team's locker room to congratulate the squad:
Pep is a longtime friend and colleague of NYCFC boss Dome Torrent, who served as his right-hand man for many years across several clubs before crossing the Atlantic to take the helm of Man City's MLS sibling club.
Guardiola is also a well-known admirer of the Big Apple, having lived there for the better part of a year during a sabbatical between his stints in charge of FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Might future twists and turns in his coaching career take him to NYCFC or elsewhere in MLS? We'll have to wait and see...
Tonight Pep #Guardiola is in New York to watch #MLS and in particoular the match between #NewYorkFc and #Cincinnati. #NYFC and #ManchesterCity are both owned by #AlMansour... pic.twitter.com/NntUqoVF9V— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) June 7, 2019