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Guardiola: My hardest test yet

Posted Saturday, February 11, 2012 by ESPN146 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has issued a rallying cry to his team ahead of Saturday's trip to Osasuna in La Liga. For the first time during his reign, Guardiola's men look set to relinquish the league crown to bitter rival Real Madrid. The Catalans currently trail the outfit from the Spanish capital by seven points with 17 games remaining and Guardiola knows that losing further ground this ...Full Story »

Barca confident Guardiola will stay

Posted Saturday, February 11, 2012 by Supersport.com58 hits

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Friday he is confident that coach Pep Guardiola will prolong his contract with the Spanish and European champions beyond the end of the current season. Guardiola prefers to renew his deal with the club on an annual basis and as the season has progressed without him commiting his future to the Catalan side, speculation has mounted that he ...Full Story »

Osasuna vs Barcelona preview - Zubizarreta optimistic Guardiola will stay

Posted Saturday, February 11, 2012 by PA82 hits

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta remains confident coach Pep Guardiola will continue his successful spell at the helm but has confirmed the club have drawn up contingency plans should he decide to leave the Nou Camp. Guardiola has led Barca to 13 titles since moving up from B team coach to guide the first XI in 2008. The former Barca and Spain midfielder has previously refused to...Full Story »

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique: Pep Guardiola is more motivated now than he was four years ago

Posted Friday, February 10, 2012 by Goal.com265 hits

Gerard Pique has dismissed the notion that Pep Guardiola is losing interest in his job as the coach of Barcelona. The 41-year-old took charge of Barca's first team in 2008 and has since guided the club to 13 trophies, including three Primera Division titles and two Champions League crowns. Guardiola has yet to commit his future to Barca beyond the end of the season, when his contract expires...Full Story »

Guardiola: Barca were extraordinary

Posted Friday, February 10, 2012 by ESPN119 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola hailed his squad’s winning mentality after they earned a 2-0 second leg Copa del Rey semi-final victory against Valencia. With the tie finely poised at 1-1 apiece going into the second-leg, the Catalan giants sent the Mestalla outfit packing from the Nou Camp to complete a 3-1 aggregate win thanks to goals from Cesc Fabregas and Xavi as Barca progressed t...Full Story »

Guardiola leaps to Messi defence

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2012 by ESPN135 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has defended Lionel Messi's recent performances, insisting he is happy with his striker's form. Messi missed a vital penalty in Wednesday's 1-1 Copa del Rey semi-final draw with Valencia, and has now gone three games without scoring since his hat-trick in a La Liga match against Malaga. Despite still being one of the most dangerous players in Spain, many feel Me...Full Story »

Former Spain international Gaizka Mendieta: Pep Guardiola will soon leave Barcelona

Posted Thursday, February 02, 2012 by Goal.com124 hits

Former Spain international Gaizka Mendieta has hinted that Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will not be at Camp Nou much longer. Guardiola has yet to commit his future to Barca beyond the end of this season despite winning 13 out of 16 titles since taking charge of their first team in 2008. The 41-year-old coach denied on Tuesday the notion that he was close to signing a new contract, but Mendi...Full Story »

Guardiola admits Pinto luck

Posted Thursday, February 02, 2012 by ESPN114 hits

Barcelona supremo Pep Guardiola conceded that goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto's dismissal would have altered the landscape of their eventual 1-1 stalemate with Valencia in the Copa del Rey. 36-year-old Pinto sparked furious protests from the Valencia players in the 18th minute of their first-leg semi final encounter after he clearly handled the box outside his penalty box as he attempted to fend...Full Story »

Guardiola: Barca better over two legs

Posted Thursday, January 26, 2012 by ESPN103 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists his side deserved their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals after sealing their progress with Wednesday's 2-2 draw against Real Madrid. Barca headed into Wednesday's game with a 2-1 aggregate lead from last Wednesday's first leg, but Real started the stronger and carved open the hosts' defence on numerous occasions. However, they failed to capitalise o...Full Story »

Guardiola wary of Madrid threat

Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by Supersport.com136 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola heads into his 13th Clasico on Wednesday insisting his impressive record against Real Madrid counts for nothing. Guardiola has won eight of his 12 meetings against the Catalan club's arch rivals since taking over in summer 2008, losing on only one occasion. But he knows that will have no bearing on Wednesday night's Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against J...Full Story »

Guardiola: Barca won’t sign, trusts youth players

Posted Saturday, January 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport94 hits

Coach Pep Guardiola says Barcelona will rely on its youth players instead of reinforcing the squad through the winter transfer market. Guardiola said on Saturday that “we will fall back on our youth players until the end. Going to the market doesn’t guarantee anything … From the very beginning we designed a small squad because we believe in our youth program.” Barcelona...Full Story »

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic voted for Barcelona's Pep Guardiola as FIFA Coach of the Year

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by YAHOO Sport122 hits

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic voted for Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola as his Coach of the Year at Monday's annual Fifa Ballon d'Or Gala in Zurich, AS reports. The Sweden skipper had a troublesome relationship with the successful trainer during his spell at Camp Nou, and recently hit out at Guardiola in his autobiography that was published in 2011. Nevertheless, Ibrahimovic did not let his...Full Story »

Guardiola named top coach - Ferguson receives special award from Blatter

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by skysports.com112 hits

Pep Guardiola: coach of the Year following stunning 2011 with Barcelona Pep Guardiola of Barcelona has been named as the FIFA Coach of the Year, while Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson has been given the presidential award for services to football. Guardiola, 40, led Barcelona to five trophies in 2011, including the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and a third consecutive S...Full Story »

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson advises Pep Guardiola to stay at Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by YAHOO Sport102 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson feels Pep Guardiola should ignore thoughts of succeeding him as Manchester United boss and instead remain with Barcelona. Ferguson recently stated that he intends to vacate the Old Trafford hot seat in three years and Guardiola has been put forward by many pundits as the ideal replacement for the legendary Scottish manager. With both men having been nominated for FIFA’s...Full Story »

Guardiola named FIFA Coach of the Year

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was named FIFA Coach of the Year for 2011 at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday. Guardiola, 40, led Barcelona to five trophies in 2011, including the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and a third consecutive Spanish La Liga title. The former Barcelona and Spain midfielder had been nominated alongside last year's winner Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid and Manchest...Full Story »

Guardiola voted best coach in the world

Posted Saturday, January 07, 2012 by ESPN305 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been named the "World's best club coach" by the International Football Federation of History & Statistics (IFFHS). Guardiola, who was given 201 points, finished way ahead of the likes of Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho and Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson, who finished second and third respectively. It is the second time the Spanish coach has landed t...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola expects Sir Alex Ferguson to continue as Manchester United boss for years to come

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport170 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has played down speculation linking him with Manchester United, revealing that he believes Sir Alex Ferguson will remain at the helm of the Premier League giants for many more years to come. Ferguson recently stated that he intends to retire in three years’ time and Guardiola has long been mooted as a potential replacement. However, the former Spain internat...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona players as hungry as ever for more titles

Posted Friday, December 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says that his players still have an insatiable desire for silverware. The recent Club World Cup triumph in Japan means that the club has now won 13 trophies since the former Barca B coach took charge of the senior side in the summer of 2008. However, despite the remarkable run of success, Guardiola claims his players remain as motivated as ever. "It is perhaps th...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas desperate for coach Pep Guardiola to stay at Barcelona

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport373 hits

Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas has been astounded by just how much he has learned from playing under Pep Guardiola since his return to Camp Nou in the summer. The 24-year-old midfielder has slotted seamlessly into the European champion's side since his transfer back to Spain, but insisted that it is his coach who deserves most of the credit for his impressive form. "My dream has been to be ...Full Story »

Guardiola riled by Villa quit reports

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 by ESPN120 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has dismissed Spanish media reports linking David Villa with a move away from the Nou Camp in the January transfer window. Sports newspaper Marca claimed oin Wednesday that the striker is ready to move on from Barca just 19 months into the four-year deal agreed following his 40million euro transfer from Valencia. The speculation over the Spain international's fu...Full Story »

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