Exclusive: Clarence Seedorf refuses to label Pep Guardiola the best Champions League-winning manager of all-time and insists the Man City boss' style isn't the 'only way' to play football

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Pep Guardiola is on the brink of winning the treble with Manchester City and if his side can take down Inter Milan in the Champions League final, he will join a select group of only three coaches to have won Europe's biggest prize three times.

In the eyes of many, the Catalan is the best coach in the world and the best in the history of the Champions League, if not the 67 years of the European Cup. He has elevated Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now City to an entirely new level, setting the record for winning the highest number of points in La Liga and the Premier League while winning the Bundesliga in the fastest time ever.

He has also produced scintillating football with each club and his City side have outclassed Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on their way to the Champions League final this term.

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But Clarence Seedorf, a four-time Champions League winner as a player, is not convinced that Guardiola deserves more praise than any of the other legendary European coaches who have hoisted the trophy.