Manchester City wonderkid 'one of the best' players Pep Guardiola has coached - signalling end for £45m man

Head coach Pep Guardiola of Manchester celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Manchester City at Red Bull Arena on October 04, 2023 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hailed 18-year-old Rico Lewis as one of the best players he has ever coached in his illustrious management career.

Lewis played a starring role in Manchester City's 3-1 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday, featuring alongside Rodri at the base of Guardiola's midfield.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.