Mikel Arteta backed to succeed Pep Guardiola at Man City
Mikel Arteta backed to succeed Pep Guardiola at Man City

Mikel Arteta backed to succeed Pep Guardiola at Man City

Vincent Kompany has backed former Arsenal midfileder Mikel Arteta to succeed Pep Guardiola when the Spaniard finally leaves Manchester City. 

Pep led Manchester City to another title win last season, beating Liverpool by a single point to defend their English Premier League title. 

He has not indicated that he will step down any time soon, but Kompany feels the team has the right man in Arteta. 

"I should have expected this question and yet I'm surprised," he told reporters after he was unveiled at Anderlecht, where he will be a player-cum-coach. 

"Let me start with this. Let City be City under Pep, which is an awesome club. I think they will win the Champions League eventually, soon hopefully,"

"Behind Pep, there is Mikel Arteta, who has a lot of knowledge who probably is the right man to look at," he added. 

Kompany left Manchester after 11 successful seasons with the club, where he led them to numerous titles. 

Arteta, on the other hand, has been Guardiola's assistant since taking over at City, and have won numerous titles together besides overseeing the building one of the strongest sides in Europe. 

He was heavily tipped to take charge of Arsenal after Arsene Wenger left, but the club chose to look elsewhere and brought in Unai Emery. 

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