Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reckons that it feels "weird" to be described by Marcelo Bielsa as "magical", especially when he's always thought of the Argentine as his hero.
Veteran Leeds boss Bielsa this week said Guardiola was a "magical man" because of the way his teams play.
To Guardiola, that feels unusual because he himself has always looked at the Argentinian as a role model to him.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash between the pair's teams, Guardiola said: "I'm overwhelmed, I feel weird.
"He's the most honest person. I'm pretty sure what he says is what he believes. He doesn't say or do anything for the media for the reputation of himself.
"That's why I'm overwhelmed. Everyone knows the admiration and respect (I have for him), the way he helped me in my beginnings.
"Always he'll be there in my heart and that's why I am always, 'Wow'.
"Always I feel I don't deserve it because if there's one person who can search or find the secrets, the way we want to do it, the way we want to play, it's him, through his work ethic and especially his knowledge about the game.
"I know how tough it will be on Saturday at 12.30 but hopefully we'll be prepared to compete because, as part of this, we are three games away from being champions and this is another opportunity to make a bigger step."
Quadruple-chasing City head into the Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium 14 points clear at the top of the table.
They need 11 more points from their remaining seven fixtures to wrap up their third title in four years.
The sides drew 1-1 when they met at Elland Road in October.
City were buoyed this week by the news that Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new contract, committing him to the club until 2025.
Seeing it through would take the 29-year-old playmaker up to a decade at the Etihad Stadium.
Guardiola said: "I'm glad an important player like Kevin, who can have all the world in his hands and all the clubs would be delighted to have him, has decided to stay with us.
"I think it's a big compliment for all at Manchester City."
Australian Associated Press