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Guardiola keeps door open - Outgoing Barcelona coach not ruling out a new job next season

Posted Saturday, May 26, 2012 by skysports.com132 hits

Pep Guardiola: Outgoing Barcelona coach has not ruled out managing a club next season Pep Guardiola has not completely closed the door on managing a club next season, but the outgoing Barcelona coach reiterated his need to take a break. The former Spain international announced last month that he would be taking a 12-month sabbatical from football following four trophy-laden years in charge at ...Full Story »

Barca seek perfect Guardiola ending

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 by ESPN70 hits

Pep Guardiola brings the curtain down on four trophy-packed years in the Barcelona hotseat and his players are determined to send him off on a high. Barca take on Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final at Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon stadium in a showdown that pits the two most successful teams in the competition's history against each other. It is also a clash between two sides who...Full Story »

Iniesta: Tito is not another Guardiola

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by ESPN138 hits

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta has called for an end to comparisons between Pep Guardiola and incoming manager Tito Vilanova. Vilanova was promoted from his role as assistant coach to manager of Barcelona following Pep Guardiola's announcement that he was stepping down from the position. Guardiola and Vilanova have worked together since the latter's days in charge of the Barcelona B team. The boa...Full Story »

Real take glory, Guardiola bids farewell

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by Supersport.com120 hits

The La Liga season started on the back of three consecutive Barcelona title triumphs, dating back to Pep Guardiola taking the reigns at the club for the 2008-09 season. The Catalan coach also added two Champions Leagues, a Spanish Cup, with one more to play for later this month, and various other trophies that currently add up to a haul of 13 in four seasons. So for some it is still difficul...Full Story »

Guardiola backs 'irreplaceable' Alves following red card against Betis

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2012 by Goal.com179 hits

Pep Guardiola has defended Dani Alves in the wake of Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Real Betis, declaring that the Brazil international is an "irreplaceable" player. The right-back was given his marching orders for a lunge into Jefferson Montero early in the second half, and meant the Catalans required a last-gasp Seydou Keita equaliser to prevent them from slumping to a surprise defeat in their c...Full Story »

Guardiola: I will rest for a year and then see what happens

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2012 by Goal.com224 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he will take a one-year sabbatical at the end of the season. The 41-year-old announced last month that will leave Barca in June after four successful years in charge of the club because of the exhausting nature of the job. "I will rest for a year and then we will see," he told reporters. "I do not have any plans, not even plans to coach again....Full Story »

Real Betis vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola: I did my best

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2012 by PA75 hits

Departing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes he did the best job he could as he prepares for his final Primera Division match in charge against Real Betis. It has been a campaign of ups and downs for the Catalan club, who lost their league title to Real Madrid and missed out on a place in the Champions League final but still claimed silverware in the Spanish Supercopa, the UEFA Super Cup an...Full Story »

Messi will "always cherish" Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 by ESPN350 hits

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi says he will "always cherish" the time he has spent with outgoing coach Pep Guardiola. Guardiola is set to leave the Catalans after four trophy-laden years with the club at the end of the season. The Spaniard was given an emotional farewell after Saturday's 4-0 win over Espanyol, which was Barca's last home game of the season. Lionel Messi scored all four goals on...Full Story »

Mourinho: Guardiola tries to sell an image of perfection

Posted Monday, May 07, 2012 by Goal.com577 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has criticised Pep Guardiola as he feels the Barcelona boss is trying to sell an image of perfection. Mourinho and Guardiola have had a number of public spats since the Portuguese's arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2010, and the Madrid boss has now taken another dig at his counterpart with the Catalan set to step down in the summer. "It is not normal to sel...Full Story »

Guardiola will return to Barcelona, says Luis Fernandez

Posted Friday, May 04, 2012 by Goal.com298 hits

Former France international Luis Fernandez has said he is sure Pep Guardiola will return to Barcelona in the future following the Catalan's decision to resign at the end of the current campaign. The 41-year-old will hand over the Blaugrana reigns to assistant Tito Vilanova after four highly successful years in charge which saw him bring 13 titles to Camp Nou. However despite his upcoming dep...Full Story »

Mourinho: I hope Guardiola enjoys his time off and I send him a big hug from here

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 by Goal.com404 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has sent his best wishes to Barcelona counterpart Pep Guardiola after the Catalan trainer revealed that he will step down from his position at the end of the season. Guardiola announced on Friday that he would be bringing his four-year stay at the helm of Barca to an end in the summer due to suffering from physical and mental stress, with his assistant, Tito Vi...Full Story »

Guardiola: Mourinho had nothing to do with my exit from Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 by Goal.com312 hits

Pep Guardiola has stressed that his troublesome relationship with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho did not play a role in his decision to say farewell to Barcelona at the end of the 2011-12 campaign. The 41-year-old revealed on Friday that he will not extend his existing contract with Barca as he needs a break after becoming "exhausted" in the job. "Did Mourinho influence my decision to leave...Full Story »

Guardiola: Anyone can play in final

Posted Tuesday, May 01, 2012 by ESPN159 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola said that he will use the remaining La Liga fixtures to give each player a chance to make the starting XI for the Copa del Rey final. For the 7-0 win against Rayo Vallecano, Barcelona used several new players as the Blaugrana sought to move past a disappointing seven days that saw the announcement of Guardiola's end of season departure, the team's exit from the...Full Story »

Pinto: We all wanted Guardiola to stay at Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, May 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport101 hits

Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto admitted that he would have preferred Pep Guardiola to stay on at the helm, but says Tito Vilanova has the team's full backing. The former Spain midfielder will step down from his role at the end of the season, with his assistant ready to take the reins in the summer, but the custodian confessed if it were down to him and his colleagues, they would have retained ...Full Story »

'Guardiola’s history now, while the league will continue forever' - Karanka

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 by Goal.com150 hits

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka believes that despite Pep Guardiola’s much-lauded success, the Barcelona boss will be all but a distant memory soon. The Catalan trainer announced he will step down at the end of the season, but Karanka thinks that the impact of his decision is being blown out of proportion. "The Spanish league has existed without Guardiola and will now continu...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona preview - Players hail outgoing Guardiola

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 by PA59 hits

Barcelona players have expressed their thanks to departing coach Pep Guardiola as they prepare to return to Primera Division action at Rayo Vallecano. Speculation over Guardiola's future ended when the 41-year-old confirmed at a packed press conference he would step down at the end of the season to "recharge his batteries" after four trophy-laden years at the Nou Camp. The announcement comes a...Full Story »

Guardiola 'may be poised to quit Barca'

Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 by Supersport.com212 hits

Rumours swirled around the Spanish press on Thursday that Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, distraught after their Champions League exit and La Liga troubles, may announce on Friday that he is leaving the club at the end of the season. The vastly successful 41-year-old - whose contract expires at the end of June - had a three-hour meeting with club president Sandro Rosell on Thursday to discuss ...Full Story »

Guardiola set for talks

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 by skysports.com219 hits

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona face a fruitless end to their campaign Pep Guardiola will have talks with Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to discuss how the club will bounce back from their defeat against Chelsea. The Catalan giants have now failed to win three games in succession - both legs of the UEFA Champions League semi-final - which were sandwiched by a league setback to Real Madrid. Tuesda...Full Story »

Pique denies Guardiola rift on eve of Chelsea tie

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique dismissed reports of a rift with coach Pep Guardiola here Monday on the eve of the Spanish giants' crunch semi-final second leg with Chelsea. Pique, regarded as one of the key figures in Barcelona's evolution in recent years, was surprisingly omitted from last week's first leg defeat at Stamford Bridge and was also left on the bench for Saturday's 'Clasico' with ...Full Story »

Guardiola: I have no doubt that Barcelona will defeat Chelsea

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is confident regarding his side's chances of moving past Chelsea in Tuesday's Champions League match at Camp Nou. The Catalan club must overcome a one-goal deficit to reach the tournament decider after suffering a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge last week in the first leg of their semifinal tie. In London, Pep Guardiola's side was unable to beat goalkeeper Petr Cech...Full Story »

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