Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has always had a reputation of being a humble man. It was a philosophy which was instilled in him when he was a talented youth prospect in the famed ‘La Masia’ academy of Barcelona. It is also a philosophy which he instilled in his Barcelona players when he was their manager, creating one of the most devastating sides in the history of the game.
Now, Pep is trying to instill the same philosophy at English giants Manchester City, as he tries to build a dynasty at the club. In order to do so, the Catalan gaffer has decided to lead by example, ditching his highly expensive Bentley, when travelling to the club’s training facilities.
Guardiola owns a £200,000 Bentley Flying Spur but has decided to not travel in the car any longer for work purposes. Instead, he carpools with 3-4 members of his coaching staff on a daily basis in a much cheaper Nissan Leaf, which is an electric car.
Compared to the hefty price tag of his Bentley, the Nissan leaf costs a paltry £28,000. More so, the car is not owned by Pep himself. It has been provided to him and his coaching staff by one of the club’s sponsors.
There is only one rule when the members of the coaching staff carpool in the car though, according to a report in The Sun. Pep Guardiola has called shotgun and always gets to sit in the front-seat besides the person driving the car. When you are the boss, you call the shots!