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25 June, Tuesday

Pep Guardiola vs Jurgen Klopp - Which manager has won the most trophies?

As Manchester City and Liverpool prepare to do battle, which manager comes out on top in the major honours stakes?

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As far as Premier League clashes go, tonight’s showdown between Manchester City and Liverpool doesn’t get much bigger.

The Etihad match could prove to be a classic and play a pivotal role in determining where the top-flight crown will end up this season.

The two men overlooking the blockbuster match – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp – certainly have the experience when it comes to the biggest stages of all.

Klopp is still looking for his first trophy in England and will know he needs to deliver this term while Guardiola has already added to his stellar honours list since taking charge of City.

Both will be looking to add this season’s Premier League crown to their CVs but who comes out on top in their respective careers to date?

Pep Guardiola

Despite only being a top-flight manager for just over 10 years, the Spaniard boasts a remarkable 25 trophies to his name.

Guardiola began life as a boss at Barcelona B and duly won the Tercera Division title in his first year in 2008 before taking charge of the Barcelona senior side the following summer.

While at the Nou Camp, Guardiola won three La Liga crowns, two Copa del Reys and a trio of Supercopa de Espana medals, which is the equivalent of the Community Shield.

He also won the Champions League in 2009 and 2011 and a brace of Super Cup and Club World Cup titles in Catalonia.

After his well-documented sabbatical, which he took between leaving Barca in 2012 and getting the Bayern Munich job in 2013, Guardiola claimed Bundesliga glory in each of his three years in Germany.

To add to his league success, he also won the DFB-Pokal twice and added another set of Super Cup and Club World Cup medals to his haul in 2013.

Guardiola’s first season at City proved fruitless but he bounced back last term, winning the Premier League, EFL Cup and Community Shield.

Will the 47-year-old add to his stunning trophy cabinet yet again this season?

Jurgen Klopp

Compared to Guardiola’s achievements, Klopp holds a relatively modest set of honours.

After gaining a fine promotion with Mainz in 2004, Klopp’s career really took off when he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2008.

Dortmund, under the German, won the Bundesliga in consecutive years between 2011 and 2012 before Bayern’s current era of dominance began.

Klopp also won the DFB-Pokal in 2012 and secured a trio of DFL-Supercup titles during his time at the Westfalenstadion.

The 51-year-old will be eager to secure another major title this season and a win over City tonight could see his Liverpool side go on to Premier League glory.

Guardiola v Klopp


Barcelona (2008-2012): La Liga x3, Copa del Rey x2, Champions League x2, Super Cup x2, Club World Cup x2, Supercopa de Espana x3

Bayern Munich (2013-2016): Bundesliga x3, DFB-Pokal x2, Super Cup, Club World Cup

Man City (2016-present): Premier League, EFL Cup, Community Shield


Mainz (2001-2008): Promotion to Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund (2008-2015): Bundesliga x2, DFB-Pokal, German Supercup x3

Liverpool (2015-present):


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