Former Barcelona star Xavi believes Pep Guardiola will change the landscape of Premier League football at Manchester City.
The midfielder was a key part of the Blaugrana side which dominated both La Liga and European football under Guardiola, winning two Spanish top-flight titles and two Champions League trophies.
Now at the helm of the Sky Blues, Xavi expects Guardiola will reach the same heights in England.
“Pep improved us all, he teaches you what is important and why,” he said in an interview with Marca.
“In addition, his understanding of the game is mirrored by Barcelona. He has been the most influential person in world football in the last 10 years.
“If anyone can change the dynamics of English football, it’s Guardiola. He is and influential, obsessive perfectionist. Manchester City will learn a lot with him and will in a few months begin to enjoy their football as they learn the style.”
The Citizens lead the Premier League by a single point after Guardiola tasted defeat for the first time at his new club against Tottenham early Monday morning.