It will take something very remarkable in this day and age to unseat Manchester City under Pep Guardiola in the Premier League.
Guardiola oversaw one of the most dominant league title runs of any English football club after leading City to third place in his debut season.
City has won the Premier League six times in the last seven seasons; their only other victory came in the 2019–20 season, when they finished second to Liverpool.
In fact, over that time, Jurgen Klopp’s team has been the most reliable in giving City a difficult time; eventually, challenges from teams like Manchester United and Arsenal have fallen short of expectations.
In the end, though, Liverpool leads the Premier League right now. City has a match coming up, and with Guardiola’s nearly fully-fit squad at his disposal following the returns of Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Etihad Stadium team maintain its lead.
Under new manager Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham Hotspur were playing brilliantly in the early going of this season. Spurs are presently fourth in the standings and are a strong contender to play in the Champions League the following year.
Will Spurs, though, ever be able to go above and beyond and claim the Premier League championship?
The renowned Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who won the trophy 13 times while he was at Old Trafford, has now responded to that query.
Unfortunately for Spurs supporters, he hasn’t given a very positive impression of the North London team’s chances of winning the championship anytime soon—or ever, for that matter.
When Sky Sports asked Sir Alex if he thought Spurs would ever win the Premier League, he replied, “No!
“I mean, 61 was the last time that they won it – well that’s a long time.
“But the opposition today with Liverpool and Man City being so powerful in the Premier League, even for United.”
The journalist then suggested to Sir Alex that Spurs have a better chance than United of winning the Premier League, but the Scot refused to listen.
All he said was, “No chance.”
To be fair, Sir Alex may have a point. Although United’s last league victory occurred when he retired in 2013, Spurs’ most recent top-flight victory dates back to 1961, when Bill Nicholson was their manager.