Pep Guardiola says becoming Manchester City's most successful manager will be 'an honour'

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Pep Guardiola, a former manager of Bayern Munich and Barcelona, took over Manchester City's management in 2016.

Pep Guardiola claims it will be an honour to win the victory that he needs in order to be the best manager in Manchester City's past.

Guardiola is now level with Les McDowall, the legendary City boss, on 220 victories.

McDowall managed City for 592 games. Guardiola will be in charge for the 303rd and final time - 37 less than Joe Mercer – when Guardiola's side faces Chelsea on Saturday.

Guardiola, 50, said that "I cannot deny it'll be an honour."

"We should do it sooner than we think."

Guardiola has won more trophies than any other manager during the club's history.

His eight major honors are double that of Mercer's, who is the next on the list. McDowall was manager from 1950 through 1963 and was responsible for one FA Cup win in 1956.

Guardiola's international status is not guaranteed.

The Chelsea match is followed by Tuesday's Champions League game with Paris St-Germain. This will be followed by Tuesday's Premier League encounter at Anfield with Liverpool.

Guardiola stated, "It's an important milestone and we have achieved it in such a quick time."

"It's a huge compliment to all at the club that we were able to accomplish it in the time that we spent together, not only the players but also the backroom staff who made it possible.

"Sooner than later it will beat because they all are. But records are nice and I'll be a part of them."