Former Barcelona captain and veteran midfielder Xavi is confident in Guardiola’s ability to shake up English football.
Xavi, 36, who currently plies his trade for Al Sadd SC won 14 major titles under the Spaniard over four seasons.
He told BBC World Football: “If there is one person who can change the mentality of English players, of English football, it’s Pep Guardiola.
“He is one of the best coaches. He could do a big revolution.”
The former Barcelona coach stringed 10 straight wins together, before losing to Tottenham before the international break.
“If you see the games of Manchester City you can see his style,” Xavi said.
“As a player he was a big reference for my career, and as a coach.
“We made history with him in Barcelona. Barcelona always have the best coaches but Guardiola made a revolution; not only at Barcelona but across the world.
“When you see him on the bench you can see his passion for football. I know him and I know he can do it.”