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Pique: I would put my hand in the fire for Guardiola to stay at Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Gerard Pique has rubbished the suggestion that he has fallen out with Pep Guardiola, and revealed that he desperately wants the Barcelona boss to remain at Camp Nou beyond the end of the season. The Blaugrana coach is out of contract in the summer and has yet to give any indication as to whether he will sign a new deal with the Catalans. Pique, meanwhile, has been in and out of the Barca lineu...Full Story »

Guardiola concedes La Liga title to Real Madrid after Clasico defeat

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2012 by Goal.com259 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has conceded the La Liga title to Real Madrid in the wake of the Catalan side’s damaging 2-1 defeat in the Clasico at Camp Nou on Saturday evening. Goals from Sami Khedira and Cristiano Ronaldo gave Jose Mourinho’s men a commanding seven-point lead at the top of the table, and Guardiola has been quick to offer praise to Jose Mourinho's side, whil...Full Story »

Guardiola: Chelsea are favourites to go through after first-leg win

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Goal.com186 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has said that Chelsea have the edge in their Champions League semi-final tie following Wednesday's 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. A single goal from Didier Drogba just before the break proved the difference between the two sides and earned the Blues a crucial lead for the return leg at Camp Nou next week. "Chelsea are favourites now, but we have 90 minutes ahe...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Guardiola visits Abidal in hospital

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport72 hits

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola paid a visit to Eric Abidal in hospital on Friday after the player's liver transplant operation earlier this week. The France international went under the knife, and is said to be recovering well after the serious procedure. The Blaugrana trainer was recognized by the hospital staff, and it is believed that the coach imparted messages of support from the rest of th...Full Story »

Guardiola: Fit Puyol can play on

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2012 by ESPN524 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes Carles Puyol still has a lot to offer the team despite the skipper turning 34 years of age on Friday. Puyol has played an impressive 552 times for the Catalans and is only second to team-mate Xavi Hernandez's tally of 621 games on the club's all-time appearance list. "[Puyol] He's the kind of player whose fitness will tell him when he has to stop," Guar...Full Story »

Guardiola: Getafe victory for Abidal

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by ESPN64 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has dedicated their La Liga victory over Getafe to Eric Abidal, who had liver surgery on Tuesday. Barcelona have managed to reduce the gap between themselves league leaders Real Madrid to a single point, although their rivals have a game in hand. Guardiola told his club's official website that he was satisfied with how his team responded to the defensive nature...Full Story »

Guardiola remains dismissive of title talk

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by Supersport.com89 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola reiterated on Monday that he thought it was virtually mission impossible for his side to overhaul bitter rivals Real Madrid and retain their La Liga title. The 41-year-old saw Barcelona move to within four points of leaders Real at the weekend after the Catalans beat Real Zaragoza 4-1 on Saturday and Madrid were held 0-0 by Valencia on Sunday. But despite having...Full Story »

Ibrahimovic on Barcelona exit: I acted like a man, Guardiola did not

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2012 by Goal.com218 hits

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reopened his war of words with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, accusing his former trainer of not being "a man" in his final days at Camp Nou. The Sweden international left Catalunya for the Serie A giants at the start of the 2010-11 season, amid rumours of conflict with his coach despite enjoying a fairly successful first year with the club. In just ov...Full Story »

Zaragoza vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola to ring changes

Posted Saturday, April 07, 2012 by PA40 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate his squad for the Primera Division trip to Real Zaragoza, but opposite number Manolo Jimenez does not believes it will make his side's task any easier. Barca will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Real Madrid as the La Liga title race enters its final eight games with the two giants of Spanish football separated by six points. Both...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola: Penalty calls were correct & we deserve to be in the semis

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by Goal.com157 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has launched a staunch defence of his side, with criticism mounting in some quarters after they were awarded two penalties during their 3-1 win over AC Milan in their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash at Camp Nou. Referee Bjorn Kuipers’ decision to give the Catalans a pair of spot-kicks in the match has already attracted its fair share of cont...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola fears Zlatan Ibrahimovic will get the better of Barca

Posted Tuesday, April 03, 2012 by The Sun458 hits

THREAT ... Zlatan Ibrahimovic PEP GUARDIOLA knows all about the threat posed by Barcelona old boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 6ft 5in Swede quit the Nou Camp under a cloud when he fell out with Barca boss Guardiola 18 months ago. And after a goalless first leg in their Champions League quarter-final, the AC Milan hitman can get his revenge tonight. Guardiola said: "Every ball in the air will be ...Full Story »

Guardiola looks to strike Milan hard

Posted Tuesday, April 03, 2012 by Supersport.com156 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes it is crucial his forward line is on song against AC Milan as he fully expects the Serie A leaders to score at the Camp Nou in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash on Tuesday. The defending champions cruised through the last round with a 7-1 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen in the second leg at home with Lionel Messi scoring a record five go...Full Story »

Guardiola hails Bilbao

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2012 by Supersport.com139 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insisted on Friday that unheralded Athletic Bilbao were the surprise team of the Spanish season despite Marcelo Bielsa's team languishing in 11th place in the table. Bilbao have reached the Europa League quarterfinals, beating Manchester United on the way, and are handily-placed for a semifinal spot after beating Schalke 4-2 in their last eight, first leg tie on ...Full Story »

Guardiola: Milan one of world's best

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2012 by ESPN166 hits

AC Milan survived a prolonged Barcelona onslaught to hold their illustrious visitors goalless in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg in Italy. However, they will be left wondering how they fluffed some golden chances to take a first-leg lead. A series of sublime Barca attacks produced no end product, while Milan had, but wasted, by far the better openings in the match. The ...Full Story »

Ibrahimovic: I don't know if I will shake Guardiola's hand

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by Goal.com301 hits

AC Milan attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is eagerly anticipating the first leg of the Rossoneri's Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona, but the forward is unsure as to whether he will shake hands with Pep Guardiola on Wednesday. The Sweden international had a troublesome relationship with the Barca boss during his spell at Camp Nou in 2009-10, and much has already been said about the ...Full Story »

Guardiola hails Milan quality

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by ESPN130 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola believes his team's Champions League quarter-final tie with AC Milan will not be decided over just one leg. The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final between AC Milan and Barcelona has been hailed as the most important tie of the round, as it involves two teams with a rich vein of history in the competition and several players at the top of their game...Full Story »

£40m net - Rom’s mega-bucks offer to Guardiola

Posted Friday, March 23, 2012 by The Sun499 hits

BANKER MANAGER ... Guardiola is in line to be highest-paid boss in world ROMAN ABRAMOVICH is ready to hand super-coach Pep Guardiola a four-year deal worth £40million AFTER TAX to become Chelsea boss. The club's billionaire Russian owner refuses to give up on his quest to lure Barcelona's all-conquering manager. And that includes making Guardiola the highest-paid boss in the world with...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi as dominant as Jordan

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by ESPN127 hits

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola likened Lionel Messi to basketball great Michael Jordan. While American Jordan ruled the NBA and set a host of records at the peak of his career with the Chicago Bulls, so Messi, at the age of 24, is achieving unprecedented feats in football. He set the Barcelona goals record in tonight's 5-3 Primera Division win over with Granada at the Nou Camp. Messi equalled...Full Story »

Barcelona vice-president Carles Villarrubi: Pep Guardiola will stay

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Goal.com148 hits

Barcelona vice-president Carles Villarrubi has said that he is certain that coach Pep Guardiola will stay at the club beyond the end of the season. The 41-year-old trainer's current deal expires in the summer and he has always been cryptic when asked if he plans to sign a new contract with the club. Inter and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in Guardiola, but the feeling at Camp N...Full Story »

Guardiola doesn't want to face Milan

Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by ESPN181 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes that of all the strong teams to reach the quarter-finals, he wishes to avoid AC Milan after meeting them in the group stages. Barcelona were rampant against Bayer Leverkusen last week with Lionel Messi grabbing a record five-goal haul. They have been tipped by many as likely to retain their Champions League trophy but the likes of arch rivals Real Madrid...Full Story »

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