Guardiola comes head to head with Hodgson as a supervisor for the primary time when his free-scoring leaders face basement membership Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium day after today.
But whilst he admires the well-travelled Hodgson’s longevity within the sport he says he will give up lengthy ahead of he reaches 70.
He mentioned: “I surely is probably not a supervisor at 70 – I really like golfing!
“But I love him. He’s had an extended profession and I admire that, simply as I admire Gareth Barry for all the ones video games he’s performed within the Premier League. They stay going.
“I love Roy, at 70, to have the power to position in entrance of the gamers, to have the adrenalin to understand what is going to occur. He’s been with England, Switzerland, it is excellent.”
But whilst he will welcome Hodgson, he believes the person he changed, his former Barcelona team-mate Frank de Boer, was once no longer given sufficient time at Selhurst Park.
“I am a chum of Frank and I am disillusioned for him,” he said. “A supervisor wishes time. They performed actually nicely however it is a part of our activity in case you win you keep and in case you lose you might be out.”
Tomorrow’s sport seems to be one of the most greatest house bankers in Premier League historical past with free-scoring Manchester City dealing with a Crystal Palace group with out a level or purpose to their identify within the Premier League.
But Guardiola has warned his dear stars of the risks of complacency.
He added: “It’s the Premier League and each unmarried group can beat any of the others – that is the most productive expression I have discovered since I’ve been right here.
“And I noticed that of their closing two video games towards Southampton and Burnley they created numerous possibilities. I have proven the gamers the ones possibilities. They did not ranking however they’ve high quality.
“They are going to play lengthy balls to [Christian] Benteke – reasonably very similar to how West Brom performed towards us in midweek. They deserved two or 3 targets. It is dependent if we will keep watch over it.
“We’d love to enter that closing sport ahead of the world smash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with 3 issues. It depends upon us – if we stay our stage we will win the sport.”
Guardiola showed that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan – who has simply returned from a nine-month lay off with ruptured cruciate ligaments – isn’t significantly injured after limping off at the Hawthorns in midweek. “We had been fortunate,” he said. “He must be again in coaching quickly.”