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Guardiola Sets New European Record; Takes Blame For Ouster

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has eclipsed Louis van Gaal as the most successful manager in European club football after 100 games.

The ex-Barcelona boss lost his 100th match on Wednesday in the Champions League last-16 second leg with Monaco.

But his European record stands at 61 wins, 23 draws and 16 defeats.

That puts him marginally ahead of former Manchester United boss Van Gaal, who also won 61 of his first 100 games in Europe, but drew 22 and lost 17.

Meanwhile, he says his failure to convince his players to attack and be aggressive in Monaco is the reason for their Champions League elimination.

Leading 5-3 from the first leg of their last-16 tie, City fielded an attacking XI in the second leg on Wednesday but lost 3-1 to go out on away goals.

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“I tried to convince them in all the meetings we had to come here, try to attack and score,” said Guardiola.

“My mistake was being not able to convince them to do that.”

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The Spaniard added: “I did [convince them] in the second half but it was too late.

“All managers make mistakes but I don’t think it was down to a tactical mistake.

“It’s simple. The difference was between the first and the second half. In the second half we tried to win the game, we tried to play. I did it all my career in that way. But the problem was the first half. We weren’t there.”

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