Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra has criticised Pep Guardiola for his management style.
The 40-year-old Dakar born likened Pep’s tactics to playing a PlayStation.
Speaking to Amazon Prime Video about Guardiola’s management style, Evra said: “I have a lot of respect for Guardiola but I’m glad I never had him as a coach, because he takes away your responsibilities, I was talking to Clarence Seedorf, you have the impression that he is playing on the Playstation.
“He tells you everything you need to do. I remember that Thierry Henry, for example, when he was at Barcelona, Guardiola told him to stay wide, but Henry came inside to do one-two with Lionel Messi, he scored and after the first half Guardiola put him on the bench, he took him out, just because he didn’t respect his directives.”
Guardiola last won the Champions League in 2011 with Barcelona. Since then, the Spaniard has managed other top sides without European success.
His Man City side was recently knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the semifinals. Evra, who won the Champions League in 2008 with Manchester United, says the lack of an alternative plan is one reason for Guardiola’s European failures.
“There is no plan-B. When they are in trouble, what do they do? They look at the bench, they don’t take their responsibilities. A coach like Ferguson was not good tactically, but he said: ‘I am the boss, but on the pitch you are’.”
The Cityzens will be hoping to extend their lead at the summit of the Premier League as they travel to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers today, Wednesday.