BRUNO has hailed Pep Guardiola as the world’s best manager as he aims to complete a domestic treble.

The Manchester City boss hopes to see his side lift the FA Cup today, six days after clinching the Premier League title at the Amex.

Guardiola has a richly talented squad at his disposal.

Albion’s club captain is full of admiration for the men who took City to a second successive title.

But he also believes Guardiola does not have one of the world’s very best in his squad.

That, he says, makes the way the former Barcelona and Bayern boss has moulded City all the better.

Guardiola could join Joe Mercer as the only managers to have won the league, FA Cup and League Cup with City.

Albion’s club captain said: “I think he is the best. He hasn’t won the Champions League (with City) but, if we analyse it, the team who played against us, how many of their players would get into Madrid or Barcelona or Liverpool teams? Not so many.

“They are very good players but they are not Messis or Ronaldos or Neymars or Mbappes.

“They have a lot of merit, not just for their numbers but the way they play.

“We tried – we went 1-0 up and we gave them a bit of a battle.

“But Guardiola is a great coach and he found solutions.”

Bruno believes the influence of foreign coaches such as Guardiola is a big reason for what he sees as an improvement in Premier League standards.

That progress has been reflected by four teams who finished below City reaching European finals.

Bruno said: “There are two reasons for that which are very important.

“On the economic level, they are above other leagues.

“They can sign the best players in the world, not just the top teams but also the teams in the middle of the table.

“After that, the influence of foreign coaches has been important.

“The English are a country who are very proud of their own culture but they aren’t stupid.

“They see that they were inferior to Spain, Italy and other teams.

“But now you see how many young players are emerging from academies.

“The national team is getting to a very high level.

“There are lot of factors why you have four teams in the European finals.”

Bruno has kept a low profile on social media this week.

But, speaking to Radio Marca, he spoke of his emotional farewell in the 4-1 defeat to City.

He said: “I’m already enjoying the start of my new life.

“I was really happy (with his farewell). It was a very emotional moment.

“I’m happy with how it all went. To see the affection of the people is always important.

“I’d like people to remember me as someone who gave everything.

“I am very happy that the club offered me to stay and they said to do what I want to do.

“What I want to do right now is learn from the other side.

“I have left the pitch so I need to learn now from behind the fence.

“There are lots of things to learn so we will see.”