Jose Mourinho ⚔️ Pep Guardiola: who is the better manager?

The question of who is the better manager between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is subjective and depends on individual opinions and preferences. Both Mourinho and Guardiola are highly successful managers with their own distinctive styles and approaches to the game.

Jose Mourinho is known for his tactical acumen, emphasis on defensive organization, and ability to inspire his teams with a strong winning mentality. He has won numerous domestic and international titles throughout his career, including multiple league titles and the UEFA Champions League with different clubs.

Pep Guardiola, on the other hand, is renowned for his innovative and attacking playing style, often referred to as “tiki-taka.” His teams focus on ball possession, intricate passing patterns, and high pressing to dominate matches. Guardiola has also achieved remarkable success, winning several league titles, domestic cups, and the Champions League with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.

Both managers have their strengths and have had significant impacts on the clubs they have managed. Ultimately, the choice between Mourinho and Guardiola comes down to personal preference and the style of play that one admires or values more.

Which of these managers would you pick for your team? Share your thoughts and join the discussion.


Pep Guardiola is my preference :slightly_smiling_face:

His teams plays the best style of football in world football and are always a joy to watch. He is also a manager that guarantees success under any circumstances.

Mourinho and Guardiola have faced off 25 times, but Guardiola has had a better head-to-head record. Guardiola won 12 times compared to Mourinho’s 7 . To put things in perspective, Guardiola won 48% of his matches against Mourinho.


Guardiola made a stunning start to life at City, winning his first 11 games in charge and was twice nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award in August and September 2016.

In his second season he guided the Blues to the Premier League title and the Carabao Cup, smashing records along the way in a stunning season.

He picked up four successive Manager of the Month awards and was voted the Premier League Manager of the Season and the LMA Manager of the Year.

He was again voted Premier League manager of the year after guiding City to four more trophies in 2018/19 to become the Club’s most successful boss ever with six trophies in three seasons.

City added the Carabao Cup and Community Shield to Pep’s list in 2019/20, but the Catalan won yet more silverware in 2020/21, with another Premier League title and Carabao Cup success.