Pep Guardiola and Harry Arter seem to have a special relationship despite the fact that the Irishman has never played for the Manchester City boss.
Speaking earlier this season, Bournemouth and Ireland midfielder Harry Arter stated that every coach in world football could learn something from Pep Guardiola. Arter stated that he had never seen a team play like City do under the Spaniard and even went as far as to say that the former Barcelona boss had taken football to a new level.
“They are an unbelievable side. I haven’t seen a team play like that ever in the Premier League.
“Guardiola has taken football to the next level. It’s mad what he is doing but it is working.
“The centre-backs and full backs coming in – things that other people wouldn’t even think about doing, he does it and he’s making
“Every manager can look to him – I think 99 per cent probably do – to learn from and it will be a real good experience to play against one of his sides.”
It seems the respect is very mutual between the pair however as, after Bournemouth’s clash with Manchester City at Dean Court on Monday night, Pep Guardiola was seen searching for Arter, embracing him and then having a lengthy conversation with the Irishman.
At one point, many have pointed out that Guardiola took the time to console Harry Arter on the loss of his daughter in December of 2015 with the Man City boss clearly stating ‘I’m so sorry for what happened.’
— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) February 13, 2017
Check out the touching moment in full below;