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Guardiola wants freedom with Barca

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2011 by ESPN140 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he does not want to be tied down on a long-term contract because he needs to feel free to decide his future.The 40-year-old was promoted from Barcelona's B team in June 2008 to replace Frank Rijkaard at the helm of the senior side.Since then Guardiola has extended his contract with the reigning Spanish and European champions on a year-by-year basis, with his ...Full Story »

BATE Borisov vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola speaks of BATE respect

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA302 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists he has "great respect" for BATE Borisov and is refusing to take three points for granted when the teams meet in Belarus. Barca were held to a 2-2 draw by AC Milan two weeks ago, Thiago Silva's stoppage-time equaliser denying the defending champions a winning start to their Group H campaign. A win will be the minimum expected of Guardiola's galaxy of stars,...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola: Atletico Madrid play very well

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport86 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he has been impressed with Atletico Madrid's form under coach Gregorio Manzano as the two teams are about to lock horns.  Atletico currently sits eighth in La Liga, and though it got off to a slow start in the competition, its goes into this coming game on the back of two convincing 4-0 victories against Racing Santander and Sporting Gijon. "This seas...Full Story »

'Valencia is looking really strong' - Barcelona's Pep Guardiola predicts tough Mestalla trip

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport113 hits

Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola expects Valencia to give his side a run for its money in Wednesday's La Liga match. The Mestalla outfit is currently at the summit of the league table, with a perfect nine points from three games, and has kept clean sheets in its last three matches. Barcelona's spirits are high after Saturday's 8-0 demolition of Osasuna, but Guardiola noted he is not expect...Full Story »

Vicente Del Bosque: Barcelona's Pep Guardiola would make a good Spain boss

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has admitted that Pep Guardiola would make a good international coach, and suggested the Barcelona man as a possible successor.The former Real Madrid manager led his nation to glory at the World Cup in 2010, and has ensured the Spaniards will compete in Euro 2012.Despite this, when asked about a possible replacement when he decides to step down, the 60-year-old tout...Full Story »

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has admitted that Pep Guardiola would make a good international coach, and suggested the Barcelona man as a possible successor.

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has admitted that Pep Guardiola would make a good international coach, and suggested the Barcelona man as a possible successor.The former Real Madrid manager led his nation to glory at the World Cup in 2010, and has ensured the Spaniards will compete in Euro 2012.Despite this, when asked about a possible replacement when he decides to step down, the 60-year-old tout...Full Story »

Guardiola downplays expectations after mixed start

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has sought to downplay expectations by suggesting the Spanish champions may finish the season without silverware. Barcelona began its Champions League defense by allowing a late equalizer in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against AC Milan, which came after a disappointing draw in the league at Real Sociedad. Guardiola says he doesn’t kn...Full Story »

Even Bolt would not have caught Pato, Guardiola says

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport179 hits

BARCELONA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Not even 100 metres world record holder Usain Bolt could have caught AC Milan’s Alexandre Pato when he streaked through to score against Barcelona after 24 seconds on Tuesday, Barca coach Pep Guardiola said. The 22-year-old Brazil striker left the home defence for dead and stunned a packed Nou Camp to score the fifth-fastest goal in the Champions League sinc...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola 'very happy' as changed system paid off in victory over Villarreal

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport167 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is delighted with his team's comprehensive defeat of Villarreal in its opening game of the Primera Division campaign on Monday evening. A Lionel Messi brace and debut league goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez combined with a Thiago Alcantara strike saw the defending Spanish champions register a 5-0 win at Camp Nou. The Catalan giants faced defensive pro...Full Story »

Guardiola springs to Wenger's defence

Posted Monday, August 29, 2011 by Supersport.com226 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola leaped to the defence of Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger on Sunday after the Frenchman's side suffered an 8-2 demolition at the hands of English Premier League rivals Manchester United. Guardiola, whose team knocked Arsenal out of the European Champions League last season and lured their captain Cesc Fabregas back to the Catalan capital this month, said it was ...Full Story »

Guardiola springs to Wenger’s defence

Posted Monday, August 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport92 hits

By Iain Rogers BARCELONA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola leaped to the defence of Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger on Sunday after the Frenchman’s side suffered an 8-2 demolition at the hands of English Premier League rivals Manchester United. Guardiola, whose team knocked Arsenal out of the European Champions League last season and lured their captain Cesc Fabregas ...Full Story »

Guardiola salutes Barcelona history-makers

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Pep Guardiola has said his Barcelona side would go down in football history after they became the most titled team in the European game by beating Porto 2-0 in the European Super Cup. "These players are part of a unique generation," Guardiola told Spanish daily El Mundo Deportivo. "This team will go down in the history of the club and the history of football." By beating Porto, Lionel Messi a...Full Story »

How Lionel Messi has grown under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona - & it has nothing to do with hormones

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by Goal.com159 hits

Lionel Messi has, quite literally, grown up at Barcelona. The brilliant Argentine forward is now the best player in the world, but he wouldn't be where he is today without the Catalan club. Already a prospect as an 11-year-old, Messi was starring in the youth side at Newell's and was also impressing River Plate. But there was a problem: he was diagnosed with a hormone deficiency. At that tim...Full Story »

Roma's new coach Luis Enrique - the next best thing to Barcelona's Pep Guardiola

Posted Thursday, June 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport90 hits

Former Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique announced yesterday that he has agreed to replace interim boss Vincenzo Montella at Roma, and though at least one notable figure in the Giallorossi hierarchy might have wanted Pep Guardiola himself to be brought in at Trigoria, it seems they have taken on a man of the same mold. With their target of squeezing into the Champions League spots at the end of la...Full Story »

Xavi: We're the best - Barca midfielder hails Guardiola's troops

Posted Tuesday, June 07, 2011 by skysports.com96 hits

Xavi: Spain star believes Barca are top of the charts of the past 20 seasons Barcelona ace Xavi has claimed the European champions are the best team of the last 20 years and hailed Lionel Messi as the best player of all time. The Catalan giants swept all before them once again in the recently-completed season and the Spain international insists they come top of the charts from the past two dec...Full Story »

Guardiola fidgets on throne of brilliant Barcelona

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - After Barcelona’s dazzling Champions League triumph over Manchester United, manager Pep Guardiola should be contemplating how to extend his club’s European hegemony, yet his future remains uncertain. The 40-year-old has only been in charge for three seasons but such is the mental strain of being at the helm of an institution that is so much more than a foo...Full Story »

Champions League: Guardiola to stay as Barcelona boss

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by BBC.com200 hits

Guardiola has led Barca to two Champions League titles in three years Pep Guardiola wants to stay on as Barcelona coach after leading his team to a second Champions League title in three seasons. Before Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 on Saturday at Wembley there had been speculation it might have been Guardiola's last game as coach. "I've the intention to continue one more year and afte...Full Story »

Guardiola: Ferguson was right not to sign me

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport142 hits

While Alex Ferguson speaks wistfully about his failure to sign Pep Guardiola as a player, the Barcelona manager is convinced that his Manchester United counterpart was right not to take him to Old Trafford 10 years ago. As he prepared to take on Barcelona in Saturday’s Champions League final at Wembley, Ferguson lamented a missed opportunity to link up with Guardiola while he was still a ...Full Story »

Malaga vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola to ring changes

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA128 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola may rest most of his stars for the Primera Division finale at Malaga but has called on those who do play to show him that they could step up for the Champions League final. The Catalans celebrated retaining the league title in style last weekend with an on-field singsong as they lifted the trophy in front of their fans at the Nou Camp after a goalless draw agains...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna preview - Guardiola offers Barca assurance

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA41 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has reassured the teams battling against relegation at the bottom of the Primera Division that his side will set out to win their remaining games, starting at home to Deportivo La Coruna. Barca were confirmed as champions of Spain for the third season running after drawing 1-1 at Levante on Wednesday and with a Champions League final date against Manchester United ...Full Story »

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