Pep Guardiola gives his verdict on Thomas Tuchel

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Pep Guardiola is no stranger to Thomas Tuchel, as he knows the German pretty much from their time in the Bundesliga.

Tuchel first took charge of Bundesliga side Mainz before going on to Borussia Dortmund, and he faced Guardiola with the two teams, although he never won.

Despite not getting a win against Guardiola in Germany, the Manchester City boss still rates Tuchel high.

Guardiola has hailed the job done by Tuchel so far, and revealed that he has always known Tuchel will succeed.

“I know him from Mainz,” Guardiola said in his press conference on Friday. “When I was in Munich, after he went to Dortmund and spent one or two games playing exactly the way he wanted to play.

“It was difficult to take over a team during the season but he has a lot of experience winning at a top club like PSG and now another club at Chelsea.

“I knew from the beginning he would do a good job.”

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