Sir Alex Ferguson warns Pep Guardiola before Manchester City arrival

The former Barcelona and current Bayern Munich boss is set replace Manuel Pellegrini in the summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson has sent a warning to Pep Guardiola ahead of his move to Manchester City, in comments to Sky Sports.

The Bayern Munich manager is set to take charge at the Etihad next season having agreed to replace Manuel Pellegrini at the club.

City fans are naturally excited by his arrival, hoping he can enjoy the kind of success he has had at Barcelona and in Germany.

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned him though, saying he won’t find English football easy, as the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho found when they arrived in the Premier League.

"Man City have made a real coup in getting him but Pep won't find it easy, English football is not easy,” he told Sky Sports.

"Every foreign coach that has come to England will tell you that. Arsene Wenger was talking about that a few months after coming and even Jose Mourinho was.”

"Pep will be a success but I don't think he'll ever replicate what he did at Barcelona because that was a high standard - they were the best."

For now, Manchester City must simply focus on making sure they secure their Champions League place for next season.

The announcement of Guardiola has had a negative effect on them so far, with them having only picked up two wins in their last seven Premier League games.

That has left their hopes of finishing in the top four in jeopardy as West Ham United sit just a point behind in fifth and keen on making fourth their own.

Manchester City losing that spot would be a disaster ahead of Guardiola coming in and making sure they don’t must surely be their firs priority from here on in.

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