FA CUP rivals Michael Flynn and Mikel Arteta are in essentially the most unlikely WhatsApp group collectively alongside Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg.
Newport County face the reigning Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis within the fifth spherical as we speak after exceptional wins towards Leicester and Middlesbrough.
Flynn took his Uefa Professional Licence alongside Metropolis’s assistant supervisor Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry and the 2 cup rivals have remained agency pals since.
The League Two aspect come into the sport on the again of a 1-Zero defeat towards MK Dons, whereas Pep Guardiola’s aspect accomplished a 6-Zero demolition job towards Chelsea.
Chatting with BBC Sport Wales, Flynn mentioned: “There have been just a few issues after the Chelsea sport, I feel they have been attempting to do a little bit of scaremongering.
“We nonetheless have the WhatsApp group from the teaching course and all of us bounce concepts off one another and share in every others’ success.
“It is good as a result of there are folks from all ranges, whether or not it is backside or prime, and folks out of labor or in work.
“Everyone is revered in the identical means and that is what our course was about – we are able to all be taught from anyone.”
Flynn, 38, beforehand revealed to Sunsport that he intends to make use of Guardiola’s personal recommendation to show Newport into the best FA Cup giant-killers ever.
He mentioned: “These of us on the course a few years in the past have been fortunate sufficient to get a chat by Pep.
“We obtained a superb hour out of him and what he mentioned has resonated with me ever since. It was such a privilege to satisfy him and take heed to him.
“What stood out for me, the most important factor I took away from that day, was his utter perception in the best way he does issues. His philosophy means the whole lot to him.
“He’s such a person of precept and he’ll at all times, at all times stick with what he believes in whether or not issues are going unhealthy or not.
“That’s the method I’ll depend on towards him and his Metropolis gamers.