Valdano previously labelled Guardiola 'the Steve Jobs of football' following his innovative approach at Barcelona and he feels the 42-year-old is one of the few trainers out there who does not focus solely on the result.
"Football is obsessed with tactics. Tactics have become more important than the technical area of the game. Coaches think about tactics first and only then about the players they have," Valdano told Sport.
He added, "Most coaches care more about results than about the style of play. Guardiola is the great revolutionary of his time. With Pep, it's about the love for the game, the style of play and the players itself."
Guardiola is currently enjoying a one-year sabbatical after leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2012. He will resume his coaching career at Bayern Munich come June.