Guardiola's Champions League record is good... Until he reaches the knockout phase.

Pep Guardiola has won just four games as manager in the Champions League knockout phase

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Pep Guardiola will arrive at Manchester City this summer to much fanfare and with the promise of delivering sustained Champions League glory for the Sky Blues.

However, the current Bayern Munich manager actually boasts a far from impressive record when it comes to games in the knockout phase of the competition.

In 21 knockout phase encounters, as manager of first Barcelona and later Bayern, the Spaniard has claimed a total of four wins, ten draws and seven defeats.


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To break that statistic down further, Guardiola picked up three wins, six draws and four losses at Barcelona, while he has won just one of his eight knockout phase games as Bayern boss, losing three and drawing four along the way.

Away legs are a particular Achilles heel for the Spaniard, managing his first away win as Barcelona manager in the knockout phase after no less than ten attempts.

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Guardiola's record is also pale in comparison to that of his many managerial rivals at this stage of the Champions League.

In 27 knockout fixtures in the competition, Jose Mourinho has won seven, drawn ten and lost ten, while Sir Alex Ferguson won 12, drawn 12 and lost nine of his 33 knockout fixtures with Manchester United.

More notably still, statistics show that incoming Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti has a superior record to Guardiola in the knockout phase.


The Italian will succeed his Spanish counterpart this summer having won ten, drawn 12 and lost eight of his 30 knockout fixtures as a manager in the Champions League.

City fans may be a little concerned about the Spaniard's form at the business end of the competition, but for now, they are simply enjoying their side's current success in the tournament.

Manuel Pellegrini has guided the Citizens to the last four of the competition and, in doing so, helped make English football history.

City are the tenth English side to reach the last four of the Champions League, the highest number of any nation in the competition.

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