Pep Guardiola sets new Man City club record with Wycombe win

Pep Guardiola needs one more win to become Manchester City’s most successful manager – if he wasn’t already.

Guardiola has taken charge of 302 games, with a sensational 72 per cent win rate, and ten trophies in five seasons. He is widely considered the club’s best ever manager, and has the silverware to show for it, but the statistics still saw him behind former boss Les McDowall in one key measure.

Before the win over Wycombe in the Carabao Cup, Guardiola had won 219 games compared to McDowall’s 220 between 1950 and 1963. The 6-1 thrashing of the Chairboys sees Guardiola level McDowall and become the joint-most successful boss in City’s history.

His record is more impressive when games played are considered, with Guardiola achieving the feat in 290 matches fewer than McDowall’s 592.

One more win, potentially against Chelsea on Saturday, will see Guardiola hold the record outright, and confirm his place in the City history books.

The record doesn’t account for games won by penalty shoot-outs, with those victories counted as draws.

After the trip to Chelsea, which will provide City with a serious test, Guardiola’s men face Paris Saint-Germain away in the Champions League, before another away clash with Liverpool.

City will learn their next Carabao Cup opponents on Wednesday night, after Manchester United face West Ham.

 

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