Guardiola reaches 500 victories in his coaching career

The statistics and records of Pep Guardiola’s coaching career continue to astonish, and the Catalan has now hit 500 victories as a professional coach.

Ruben Dias and John Stones both scored as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon, a result which tipped Guardiola towards the aforementioned milestone.

It was City’s 20th victory in a row and 27th match unbeaten in all competitions, which sees the team move to within one of the current record holders, The New Saints, who went 28 matches without defeat in 2016/17.

Of Guardiola’s 500 victories, 179 came with Barcelona, 121 with Bayern Munich and now there has been 200 with Manchester City.

Guardiola won 200 matches with an English club in just 273 matches, bettering the record set by long-time counterpart Jose Mourinho, who took 303.

Guardiola can now look forward to breaking the record for successive league victories, with Liverpool’s 18 successive victories in 2019/20 the current milestone, although his current side are still a way off with 14 league wins in a row.

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