Pep Guardiola’s dream of winning the quadruple with Manchester City is still alive.
City have already won the Carabao Cup this year and are locked in a battle with Liverpool to win the Premier League.
They are favourites to claim the FA Cup - Brighton are their semi-final opponents, with Watford or Wolves awaiting the winner in the final - and the Citizens are through to the quarter-final of the Champions League.
It would be an unprecedented feat for Guardiola to claim all four trophies in one season; an achievement that would go down in history.
The 48-year-old was recently ranked fifth in France Football’s list of the 50 greatest managers of all-time and who knows, when all is said and done he could be considered by many to be No.1.
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Yet there are some out there who are keen to downplay Guardiola’s accomplishments with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
He’s won seven league titles and the Champions League on two occasions, yet many critics remain.
Fan's Twitter thread 'exposing' Pep Guardiola
And one Arsenal fan has attempted to ‘expose’ Guardiola in a Twitter thread that is quickly gathering attention.
‘@ClockEndJames’ has penned a thread that highlights the talent that Guardiola inherited at all three clubs he has managed, his treatment of certain players including Joe Hart, Samuel Eto’o and Yaya Toure, and his reluctance to take on a real challenge.
His closing argument reads: “Guardiola only succeeds in circumstances where it's impossible to fail.”
Check out the damning thread below.
@ClockEndJames: “While Conte was revolutionising the Premier League with his back three system which everyone, even Wenger, copied. Guardiola went trophyless losing 4-0 to Everton and getting knocked out the cup by Wigan.”
@ClockEndJames: “At the end of the day, at Man City Guardiola has won the League Cup and the Premier League, exactly the same as what Pellegrini did.”
@ClockEndJames: “Guardiola arrived at a treble winning Bayern side and failed to even get beyond the semi finals during his 3 years there (losing 5-0 to Madrid in one of them).”
@ClockEndJames: “Guardiola's Barca got shown up by Mourinho's Madrid when they steam rolled La Liga, accumulating over 100 points, and he also lost the CL to Chelsea. He quickly left the club after the wheels began to fall off.”
@ClockEndJames: “Guardiola failed to win a single away tie in the Champions League at Barca.”
@ClockEndJames: “Not only has Guardiola never won a CL without Messi, but the two he did win were riddled with cheating and foul play (as you'll see in the next tweet).
“The man himself admits to being lucky at Barca (exposed by an African, ironically).”
@ClockEndJames: “Guardiola was certainly a beneficiary of Uefalona, as we all know the scandalous semi final against Chelsea for example, and the Robin van Persie red card.
“If not for cheating such as this, Guardiola would have zero European titles.
“Makes you think.”
@ClockEndJames: “For a man who spends so much money, Guardiola's track record of signings is surprisingly poor. At Man City alone, he's signed expensive flops such as Bravo, Nolito, Mahrez, Mendy, Jesus to name a few.”
@ClockEndJames: “Of course, no one realises this because he is always bailed out by the players he inherited. But imagine if Guardiola had to rely on a team made purely off his own signings…”
@ClockEndJames: “Another huge myth about Guardiola is he's good with youth. The truth is the opposite, he is a destroyer of youth. Just ask Sancho, Foden, Diaz. ‘Enemy of football’ Mourinho gave 4 times as many minutes to Man Utd academy products than Guardiola did at Man City.”
@ClockEndJames: “Not to mention Guardiola's history of racism towards African players, in particular Samuel Eto'o and Yaya Toure (who he bullied twice).
“Truly vile and disgusting behaviour which is completely ignored by everyone. Just imagine if it was Mourinho…”
@ClockEndJames: “Guardiola can't handle personalities. First thing he did when he came to England was bin Joe Hart, who at the time was a perfectly good goalkeeper, certainly better than his replacement Claudio Bravo (who Pep paid a record fee for) who he in turn replaced the season after anyway.”
@ClockEndJames: “In fact I would suggest Guardiola is a poor man manager full stop. Why is Bravo the only player to have ever followed Guardiola to a new club? Whereas ‘evil dinosaur’ Mourinho, for example, has had many players join him at his new clubs.
“Makes you think.”
@ClockEndJames: “And just cos I'm an Arsenal fan I'm going to shoehorn in the fact that 19 year old Jack Wilshere played Pep's Barca off the park.”
@ClockEndJames: “There is corruption and racism following Guardiola at every club he goes to. Couple that with inheriting world class squads and open chequebooks, he doesn't actually seem all that impressive.”
Click HERE to check out the entire thread.