Simon Jordan called Pep Guardiola a ‘chequebook boss’ as he discussed how much Manchester City had spent to succeed.
City have become serial winners under Guardiola, winning eight major trophies since joining in 2016, including three Premier League titles.
He looks set to add to his already stacked collection this season with City nine points clear at the top of the Premier League, while their 5-0 thrashing at Sporting Lisbon suggests they have what it takes to win the Premier League. Champions League.
However, those accolades come at a pretty steep price, with Jordan claiming every Premier League point Man City gained under Guardiola, which cost them £667,000.
By contrast, Liverpool – who are seen as City’s closest rivals – have spent far less with Jurgen Klopp in charge, with Jordan adding every Premier League point costing them £243,000 since October 2015.
In a heated debate with talkSPORT’s Trevor Sinclair, Jordan said: “If you look at the time they’ve been together, the fact is that every Premier League point that Guardiola won has cost Manchester City £667,000.
“Every point Liverpool won under Klopp cost Liverpool £243,000. So Guardiola spent almost three times the amount of money Klopp spent.
Sinclair highlighted how City have generated a lot of revenue, including selling players such as Leroy Sane and Ferran Torres.
Jordan added: “Klopp took over a team that was disappointed after losing the Premier League and was in disarray after Brendan Rodgers went astray in that 2014/15 season.
“You have to compare and contrast. If you compare the times they spent there, Guardiola spent three times as much money, in fact.
“If you gave Klopp £667,000 per point won in the Premier League in the six years he was there, he could well be in the same situation as Guardiola because Guardiola is a checkbook manager. It is indisputable!”
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