Arsenal manager Unai Emery has admitted there are two club managers that he learns from them in the European football.
The Spaniard to over from legendary manager Arsene Wenger in the summer at the Emirates.
The former PSG manager has been successful in Spain as he managed to win three consecutive Europa Leagues titles during his time at Sevilla.
The 47-year-old, who left the La Liga giants in June 2016 for Paris Saint-Germain where he won seven trophies including Ligue 1 title.
Meanwhile, speaking with Marca, Emery says he follows Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone.
“I have two coaching models: Pep and Simeone and they say they’re opposites.”
“It could be true in terms of the layout of the team, higher or lower, or how they arrive in the box.”
“But I like things from both, then with my own personality.”
The Spanish manager said of the City manager: “I have followed his development closely, I study him.”
“I like how he plays in attack to defend: good use of space, going forward, attacking in a way that means you are well positioned in defence.”
Emery also said he appreciates how hard Simeone’s team works.
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”I like how he reduces the space,” he said on the Atletico coach. “His team defend closer to their goal, but, for example, I faced him with Sevilla and lost 4-0.”
“Even if you want to have the ball, they press you so well and high that they pressure you like animals and eat you.”
“There are days when Cholo is very attacking. I think to pigeonhole him is absurd.”
Asked if the Premier League is missing Diego Simeone, Emery said: “He has everything at Atletico because he deserved it. One day he will have to leave and he could coach wherever he wants. Because of his personality, I see him more in Italy.”