Veteran manager Allardyce is hoping to steer the Baggies away from relegation after being brought in at The Hawthorns following the sacking of Slaven Bilic last month.
City boss Guardiola recognises Allardyce has a fine track record when it comes to such rescue acts.
Guardiola said: “He’s had good and bad results, like everyone. It’s not easy to take over a team during the season, but against Wolves, Liverpool and some other clubs he’s got good results.
“Sam Allardyce is a...