May 9, 2021

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Former Argentine defender manager Pep Guardiola would have a hard time in South America

Football always has this “what if” debate, given that the sport is played in different countries around the world.

There is no denying that the best football is found in the top five European leagues, but beyond that, South America can claim that their competition is on par with the other smaller countries on the old continent.

Former Argentina defender Oscar Ruggeri has appeared in ESPN (via Brand). The football specialist said that some European managers such as Pep Guardiola from Manchester City will have difficulty training for South American giants such as Boca Juniors.

Ruggeri believes that coaches in South America have more responsibilities than their counterparts in Europe. In addition, it would be a much smaller budget, so a manager like Guardiola would have to rely on their tactics and philosophy.

“With the press, [Guardiola] goes crazy. Bring one of these greats to lead Boca and win Libertadores. It’s not easy because he has other customs, “Ruggeri said.

However, it is difficult to imagine that Guardiola or any manager of his caliber comes to a South American giant and fails to stop.