Aleksandr Kolarov describes Pep Guardiola as best coach in football

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov and Fabian Delph in action with Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey

The Manchester City defender has been a regular fixture under Guardiola since his arrival this summer.

Manchester City defender Aleksandr Kolarov has described his manager Pep Guardiola as 'the best coach in football right now', following the Spaniard coming under fire for their most recent loss to Everton on Sunday.

The Serbian told the club's official website, it was a great pleasure to play under the former FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, adding that the club will only improve under his stewardship.

Everton's Ademola Lookman scores their fourth goalEverton's Ademola Lookman scores their fourth goal

Kolarov sat out the 4-0 hammering by Everton at Goodison Park at the weekend, as The Citizens suffered their third league defeat in seven - a third away loss in the last four outings this term.

Despite the criticism is manager has received after the defeat, Kolarov is under confident City are going in the right direction under Guardiola.

Kolarov told mancity.com: “For all the players it is a great pleasure to play under him because he’s the best coach in the football at the moment.

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov with manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the matchManchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov with manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the match

“As players we can improve and we need to win more games but we are just at the beginning of a journey and I think we’ll get better and better.”

After being linked away from Manchester with the impending arrival of Pep Guardiola in the Manchester Evening News, as it has transpired, the 31 year-old's versatility in both defence and attack has ticked the tactical boxes of the Spaniard.

Despite keeping just four clean sheets this season, Aleksandr Kolarov has cemented a regular starting berth at full-back, wing-back or at centre-back.

As Manchester City slip to fifth place, the visit of high-flying Tottenham Hotspur will be a thorough examination of their top-four chances come May.

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov scores their first goalManchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov scores their first goal

Despite the 10 point gap to leaders Chelsea, the Serbian international still believes City are in the title picture, knowing every game is still in their own hands.

“We know that the game is always in our hands", adds Kolarov. "[So] we just need to turn more games into wins because we’ve dominated some matches but not ended up winning."

“Guardiola wants us to be 100% professional in everything we do – if we want to win things, every small detail is important. I still think the title race will go to the very last day and we have to make sure we’re involved.”

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