The young defender has taken the time to praise the successful trainer, and is overjoyed with his promotion to the first team this summer
The right-back was handed his first team debut by the 41-year-old in February 2011, and the departing coach has played a key role in Montoya's promotion to the first team ahead of the 2012-13 campaign.
"Guardiola has been the most important coach for me," Montoya said according to Marca. "He gave me the chance and he was the one who decided that I would be part of the first team next season.
"I'm very happy to have been promoted. It makes me feel proud. I have played here for 12 years now, and I have never wanted to leave. Barca are the team of my dreams.
"Training with the first team means working at a high rhythm, and always giving everything. You learn a lot in a short period of time."
The 21-year-old Montoya played 90 minutes during his side's 3-0 Copa del Rey final victory over Athletic Bilbao on May 25.