Sir Alex Ferguson believes Pep Guardiola will be a success in the Premier League with Manchester City but ‘won’t replicate Barcelona.’
Guardiola is to leave Bayern Munich this summer and replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium and ex-Manchester United manager Ferguson offered a warning to the Catalan.
“Pep has got a fantastic work ethic about him,” the Daily Mirror reports he said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“And he demands that from all his training sessions. So anyone who says they're not going to work hard won't last long, I'm sure of that.
“He has got great coaching ability there's no doubt about that. It's interesting because it'll be difficult to match what he did at Barcelona.
“Obviously City have had a real coup in getting him because he's an outstanding Coach, but Pep won't find it easy.
“English football is not easy. Every foreign Coach who has come to England will tell you that.
“Arsene Wenger, after a few months [of arriving], he was talking about that. Even Jose [Mourinho] when he came, after his first season he realised what he achieved was hard work.
"So, he will be a success I don't think he'll ever replicate what he ever did at Barcelona but that was a high standard. They were the best.”