Former Man United manager warns incoming Man City boss over Etihad role

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola that his job at the Etihad will be tough, Skysports reports.

The 45-year-old is set to leave Bayern Munich after three years in charge and take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the current campaign.

Guardiola enjoyed a very successful spell with Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, winning 14 major titles in only four years at the club.

Despite Ferguson praising the Spaniard for his management style, he warned the former Barca boss that managing in the Premier League isn’t easy.

“Without question Pep has got a fantastic work ethic about him, he demands that from all of his training sessions,” he said.

“Anyone who thinks they’re not going to work hard at City won’t last long. He has got great coaching ability, there is no doubt about that.

“Man City have made a real coup in getting him but Pep won’t find it easy, English football is not easy.”

City have struggled this term as they sit fourth on the league table, 15 points away from leaders Leicester City with only eight fixtures left to be played.

They could even miss out on a Champions League spot given that they only lead West Ham United in fifth and United in sixth by a point.