Pep recently revealed that he actually respects the new EPL manager more than anybody else in football.
According to him, Marcelo Bielsa encapsulates everything he values about a football manager and it is a huge honor to coach in the same league with him.
He added that Bielsa is the most authentic manager all the time when it comes to how he conducts his teams and his behavior as a person on and off the pitch.
His words, “He is probably the person I admire the most in world football – as a manager and as a person,”
“I think he is the most authentic manager all the time. In terms of how he conducts his teams, he is unique.
“Nobody can imitate him, it’s impossible, especially his behaviour as a person off the pitch and related to the media.
“I was fortunate sometimes. I don’t see him quite as much – now, when I get the pleasure to spend time with him, it’s always inspirational for me.
“The value of the manager does not depend on how many titles he has won. My teams have won more titles than him but in terms of knowledge of the game, I am still below him.
“His teams are always a joy to watch; how honest they are, they always want to attack and produce good football for the spectators.”