Pep Guardiola reveals he’s a HUGE Ted Lasso TV fan and jokes about his cameo

Pep Guardiola reveals he’s a HUGE fan of the Ted Lasso TV series and jokes his cameo made the show ‘more successful’ after guiding Manchester City to their third consecutive Premier League title

  • Pep Guardiola has revealed he’s a big fan of American TV series Ted Lasso
  • The Manchester City boss starred in a recent appearance on the football series
  • Guardiola explained that appearing on the show helped raise City’s global profile

Pep Guardiola has joked about how his golden touch has translated to the small screen – after appearing on hit US TV show Ted Lasso.

The Manchester City boss who is chasing the triplets appeared in the latest episode of the award-winning series which depicts an American football manager, played by Jason Sudeikis, moving on to manage the Premier League.

But, even though Guardiola suggested he was hired for his on-screen role to boost the show’s popularity, the real reason was more of a family affair.

“Ted Lasso needed people like me to make the show better so they would be successful,” the town manager joked.

“But as a family, we are very big fans. My granddaughter Valentina and my wife love us watching the show, especially the first season.

Pep Guardiola has revealed he’s a ‘big, big fan’ of US TV series Ted Lasso

Guardiola (right) made an appearance on the show earlier in the season at the Etihad

Guardiola (right) made an appearance on the show earlier in the season at the Etihad

“And when they came and asked me to make an appearance, I said why not. I was able to meet the actors and, after a game here at the Etihad, they came and we talked again. It was nice.’

City’s arrangement with the Apple TV show saw the latest episode built around Lasso’s AFC Richmond visiting the Etihad to face Guardiola’s City in an eventual title decider.

The episode will give City massive exposure around the world and, according to Guardiola, is a sign of the huge progress the club has made on and off the pitch.

“Of course we’re so proud, honestly,” he said.

“To come and do that and all over the world people know who Man City is. These are the small steps that show how the club operated in the past.

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