Kalvin Phillips reveals the one person who convinced him to leave Leeds for Man City. It’s not a Man City player

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Kalvin Phillips has revealed the presence of world best manager Pep Guardiola had a massive impact on him choosing to leave his hometown club Leeds United for Manchester City.

“The fact that they are managed by obviously one of the best managers in the world, it was a no-brainer when there were reports that City were interested.” he told GQ while on City’s pre-season tour in the USA.

“It was the only team that I was ever going to come to if I left Leeds. They (players) want to win as many trophies as possible, but the main thing was to be managed by Pep and try and learn as much as I can.

“It feels like I’m home already. It feels like I’m in a team that regards me as one of their own already.”

“When I played with Leeds, there was a lot of mileage that you had to cover but with City, because we have the ball for so much time, they aren’t really bothered about distance recovery,” he explained.

“It’s more about on the ball and defending when you need to defend. It is going to be different and it’s going to be strange, but I know that, obviously, I’m quite a fit football player and I can run a lot. If it is ever required, then at least I’ve got that in my tank.”