Former Manchester City midfielder, Dietmar Hamann has warned Pep Guardiola that he may find the premier league very tough.
The former Barcelona manager will replace Manuel Pellegrini for the 2016-17 campaign after he was announced as the new man to take reigns on a 3-year deal.
However, Hamann has warned the highly rated tactician to prepare for a rude awakening in the Premier League.
“After his time in Barcelona and Munich he will be surprised,” Hamann wrote in Kicker.
“When he experiences the atmosphere in an English stadium he might think he was in Unterhaching,” he added, referring to the Bavarian minnows playing in one of Germany’s regional competitions.
“The Premier League is not the best league in Europe – the Bundesliga with its attacking, skilful style has the most attractive product.”
Hamann also predicted a bleak future for the premier league. “The Premier League is heading straight into a crisis,” he said.
“The inflationary rise of TV money to two, three billion Euros does not improve the level at all … if every player who is able to walk straight earns three million per year, that is dangerous for the English clubs.
“The English [have shown] during the last five years that money is no guarantee for success.”