Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o insists that Pep Guardiola is still the best coach in the world.
Guardiola managed 10 wins from his first 10 matches with Manchester City but has since come under scrutiny following some inconsistent results.
City went six games without a victory before impressive triumphs against West Brom and Barcelona, but a draw at home to Middlesbrough and the 3-1 loss to Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday has seen them slip four points behind the Premier League leaders.
But Eto'o, who won the treble under Guardiola in his first season in charge at Camp Nou, says the 45-year-old's position at the top of the game should not be questioned.
"Pep has everything to be a success there [at City] and, for me, he's still the best coach in the world," the Antalyaspor striker told Telefoot. "He always wants his teams to play and he will impose this idea in England.
"His great strength is that he never changes his ideas. Technically, Pep remains the best. There's nothing else to be said."