Bruno Guimaraes enjoys quick chat with Pep Guardiola as Newcastle ace reveals what 'greatest coach' told him | The Sun
BRUNO GUIMARAES hailed Pep Guardiola as the "greatest coach in history" after he crashed his post-match interview on Saturday afternoon.
Guardiola's champions Manchester City kicked off the Premier League weekend with a 2-0 win over Guimaraes' Newcastle.
But the pair were friendly as they bumped into one another after the game.
Guimaraes, being interviewed by ESPN Brasil, was interrupted by the Man City boss as he shook the Magpies midfielder's hand out of shot.
Returning to answer questions, the Brazilian was then asked what Guardiola told him.
To which he said: "Pep said I was ‘bueno’, good!
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"We have a good relationship, we have already talked a few times."
Guimaraes went on to add: "For me Pep’s a genius, the best coach in the history".
Guimaraes has been one of Newcastle's most impressive players since manager Eddie Howe began to turn the club's fortunes around last season – following the Saudi Arabian takeover.
And Guardiola insisted after Man City's victory that Newcastle will challenge for the Premier League title in the near-future.
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He said: "Newcastle’s threat is not a surprise. There is a reason why they were in the Carabao Cup final and for a lot of minutes they were better than [Man] United.
"This team [Newcastle United] and this club in the next few years will be a threat for the title."
Man City remain five points behind leaders Arsenal after the Gunners clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory over Bournemouth.
Newcastle remain four points adrift of the Champions League places after Tottenham lost 1-0 to Wolves.
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