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Puel: Guardiola changed all of football

13 Apr 2017
Claude Puel, the Southampton manager, and Pep Guardiola, of Manchester City

Southampton manager hails impact on the game made by his opposite number on Saturday

Claude Puel has praised the influence of Pep Guardiola, saying the Manchester City head coach has had a revolutionary impact on the game.

The Southampton manager is relishing the prospect of taking on the Spaniard when City visit on Saturday.

"Pep Guardiola changed all of football and gave more opportunities for trainers to think about their football, like recovering the ball high up the pitch,” Puel told

“We can see all the teams now trying to put this in place and to have good possession."

See: 'Pep is an example for a lot of trainers'

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