He will not be intimidated by the Premier League big guns and has already broken the club's transfer record three times in the close-season in a £35 million spree on Laurent Depoitre, Aaron Mooy and Steve Mounie.
But the perceived inability of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to play together came to symbolise the woes of the 'Golden Generation'. He said that as of now I'm going to have more options in the build-up, to play both short and long balls. And, given their status in the Championship, it looks like they'll avoid joining the other 30 teams for at least another season.
"Guardiola is building a young squad, for the present and the future".
I think if you see the team last season and this season, (from) the four (pre-season) games we played, the fundamentals are the same.
The Citizens have signed Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Danilo this summer.
The teenager skips round players with ease, makes driving runs from midfield and also has an eye for goal.
Five minutes later, Dunk thundered a header past Ryan in challenging Jesus to put the result to bed, but the centre-back's place on the scoresheet was unjust after a fine display.
They blew away a 5-3 first leg lead in the Champions League knockout stages to an inspired Monaco team who won 3-1 at home.
"Hopefully next season I will be here and we will not spend how we spent this season", Guardiola told reporters ahead of City's Premier League opener at Brighton on Saturday.
But the stakes are high and there are no guarantees that City and Guardiola will succeed.
Manchester City began their Premier League campaign with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at newly-promoted Brighton on Saturday.
This means that Sky customers can follow all the action on their desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you're an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that". But referee Michael Oliver risked the wrath of the well-dressed Guardiola after turning down a strong shout for a City penalty midway through the second half. Even so, City may have to lower their demands if they want to move the Frenchman on. However they have stepped up from their finishing their tour with their wins over Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, before heading to Iceland to take on West Ham United.
Guardiola has admitted such a lacklustre performance would have seen him sacked at his previous clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich.