Man City boss Guardiola admits admiration for Chelsea rival Potter

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is one of the best managers in the Premier League at present.

That is according to his counterpart at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola.

The two attack-minded coaches are set to go head to head on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.

With City coming off a win over Fulham and Chelsea reeling after a home defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League, the Cup provides a distraction for both managers.

“If Chelsea accept my humble advice, give him time and he will do well,” Guardiola stated during a press conference.

“They got good results but the way they play, when I saw the game against Brighton that they lost, I saw many things I remember from his period in Brighton. But he needs time, everybody needs time.

“No one has success from day one or two, I have a lot of admiration for his work.

“What he did at Brighton was beyond exceptional and I’m pretty sure with time he will do a good job, I don’t have any doubts.

“He is one of the best managers from my point of view, we have in this league.”