According to a book, Manchester City struggled to meet Pep Guardiola’s housing requirements and nearly missed out on employing him as manager. Guardiola secured his seventh Premier League championship last month after inspiring his City players to an extraordinary run of form against Arsenal.

The former Barcelona manager then saw his team defeat Manchester United 2-1 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Only Inter Milan in tomorrow’s Champions League Final stands between him and the Cityzens earning an unprecedented Triple Crown.

The coach’s unique housing needs, though, may have stopped him from enjoying the amazing run of success he has. Guardiola agreed to succeed Manuel Pellegrini in February 2016, but Etihad officials were left to worry about.