Pep Guardiola might be one of the most revered football managers of the modern era, but let’s be honest: he can also be a little bit strange at times.
The Catalan coach often cuts an extremely prickly figure during televised interviews and press conferences, while his behaviour on the touchline is also sometimes slightly unusual.
Guardiola was at it again on Monday night after his Manchester City side fought back to secure a 1-1 draw against Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
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Wayne Rooney put the Toffees 1-0 up with a composed finish in the first half before Kyle Walker was shown a red card minutes before the interval.
However, City battled back with 10 men and sealed a deserved point thanks to Raheem Sterling’s 82nd-minute equaliser.
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Video: Guardiola's bizarre behaviour at full-time
As soon as the final whistle went, Guardiola dashed towards Everton boss Ronald Koeman and then ran away.
You can watch the unusual footage here…
Twitter mocks Guardiola
Guardiola was subsequently mocked on Twitter….
Guardiola: It's one of the proudest days of my life
It turned out that Guardiola was absolutely thrilled with his side’s performance, describing Monday as “one of the proudest days of my life”.
Okaaaay. If you say so, Pep.
"We are here for the results but, in the end, you have to analyse the performance," he told Sky Sports, per Goal. "It is one of the proudest days of my life seeing how we have done, 10 against 11, against Everton. [They are] a Europa League team, with top quality players.
"It was not easy but we tried and we missed some chances, even against 11 men."
Guardiola also felt his side couldn’t have done anymore to win the match in the second half.
"We have done everything," he added. "I don't know how many chances we created, I don't know how many chances they created, but it was 10 against 11 for 65 minutes.
"It was similar to [a 2-1 win against] Burnley last year when we were together, two days after Liverpool, and played again for 70 minutes with 10 men [after Fernandinho's red card].
"We were able to win that game, but this was just a draw."
However, you wouldn’t have been able to tell that Guardiola was ecstatic based on his awkward interview with Sky Sports.
Once again, he came across as very prickly. This was not an enjoyable interview for Sky’s reporter.
Watch it here…
Guardiola criticised for prickly post-match interview
Twitter also criticised Guardiola for the uncomfortable post-match interview…
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