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Guardiola thought of leaving Barca

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by Supersport.com158 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola considered walking away from the Camp Nou this season, a report in the Spanish press suggested on Thursday. El Pais made the claim, suggesting Guardiola's morale had been dented by attacks on his character by former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the verbal jousting with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. "Guardiola, threatened by Irbahimovic at the start and atta...Full Story »

Former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman: Pep Guardiola’s side is better than 'dream team'

Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

Former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman believes that the Pep Guardiola’s side are better than the club's 'dream team' of the 1990s. The Netherlands legend was part of Johan Cruyff’s historic unit that won four successive Primera Division titles between 1991 and 1994 and also emerged victorious in the European Cup in 1992. However, the current Barca team led by Guardiola are set to...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Guardiola praises team

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola praised his team for reaching the Champions League final and believes it is a victory for their style of attacking football against bitter rivals Real Madrid. The Catalan side came through with a 3-1 aggregate victory after two stormy matches. It was always going to be an extremely difficult task for Real to turn around their 2-0 defeat at home b...Full Story »

Guardiola tells Barca to finish job against Real

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says his team's weekend defeat by Real Sociedad was a timely warning ahead of Tuesday's second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid, who they lead 2-0. Last week they came out on top in a stormy first leg in Madrid that was characterised more by cynical challenges and play-acting than on-pitch excitement. Billed as a contest ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Madrid preview - Guardiola dismisses Real concerns

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by PA855 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says Real Madrid have no grounds to complain about his side ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Nou Camp. Madrid reported Barca for unsporting conduct during last week's first leg at the Bernabeu, in which defender Pepe and coach Jose Mourinho were dismissed for the hosts, and have also accused Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets of racially a...Full Story »

Sociedad loss real wake up call, says Guardiola

Posted Monday, May 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said his side's 2-1 loss at Real Sociedad was a timely wake up call ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg match against arch rivals Real Madrid. Sociedad came from behind to secure a surprise win and end Barcelona's 32-game unbeaten league record stretching back to mid-September, when they lost 2-0 at home to Hercules. Barcelona ...Full Story »

Focus on La Liga, Guardiola tells players

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by Supersport.com66 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has told his players to forget this week's controversial Champions League clash at arch rivals Real Madrid and concentrate on Saturday's La Liga match at home to mid-table Real Sociedad (1800). "We have to remember that a large part of the league title is at stake at a stadium which is very tough," Guardiola told a news conference on Friday, two days after the il...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona have taken a big step towards the title

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola was pleased after his team took a significant step towards retaining their Primera Division crown with a 2-0 victory at home to Osasuna. "We know that Madrid are not going to fail again so we have to win two games and draw the other to be champions. We have taken a big step towards the title," he said in the post-game press conference. "We played against a team...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola urges 'brave' Barcelona to attack Real Madrid in Copa del Rey final

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport125 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists his team will be ready to handle Real Madrid when the two giants meet in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night. It's the second of four Clasicos between the historic rivals and a chance for Barca to grab some silverware. "I guess it's a final where anything can happen and there will be a very festive atmosphere. We have to encourage our team and have...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola set to pack it in

Posted Sunday, April 03, 2011 by hits

BARCELONA coach Pep Guardiola is ready to call time on his reign in Spain next summer. Guardiola, who took over in 2008, signed a one-year contract extension in February to keep him at the Nou Camp until the end of next season. But on Friday, Guardiola, 40, said: “I think my time is ending here in Barcelona. “I’m fine here but when you’re at a club like this you cann...Full Story »

Guardiola hints on quitting Barca

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by Supersport.com71 hits

Pep Guardiola has hinted he could leave Barcelona at the end of next season because "players tire of coaches and vice versa". The 40-year-old former Barca midfielder has had huge success in the Nou Camp hotseat, winning La Liga for the past two seasons and the Champions League in 2009, but has always been coy about his future by only signing one-year contract extensions. "I think my time her...Full Story »

My time at Barcelona coming to an end, says Guardiola

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by hits

ROME, April 1 (Reuters) - Pep Guardiola has hinted he could leave Barcelona at the end of next season because “players tire of coaches and vice versa”. The 40-year-old former Barca midfielder has had huge success in the Nou Camp hotseat, winning La Liga for the past two seasons and the Champions League in 2009, but has always been coy about his future by only signing one-year contra...Full Story »

Abidal recovering well from surgery - Guardiola

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona's French defender Eric Abidal is recovering well from surgery to remove a liver tumour, coach Pep Guardiola said Friday. The 31-year-old French international underwent the three hour operation on Thursday at a Barcelona hospital. Neither the club nor the hospital have provided details about the kind of tumour Abidal has. "As far as we know, the operation went very we...Full Story »

Mallorca vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola better than Mourinho - Rosell

Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 by PA152 hits

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell believes Pep Guardiola is a better option as coach than Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho at the Catalan club. Guardiola signed a one-year extension this week to remain at Barca until the end of next season and should he complete it, will become only the fourth coach to last for four or more entire campaigns at the Nou Camp. Since his arrival in 2008, Guardiola ha...Full Story »

Guardiola signs new Barca contract

Posted Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Supersport.com60 hits

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola will remain with the Spanish champions until June 2012 after signing a one-year extension to his current contract on Wedneday. The 40-year-old's current deal was due to expire at the end of the season but earlier this month the club announced he had agreed to stay for another year. Guardiola, who spent most of his playing career at Barcelona, coached Barcelon...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola the extra-special one adds realism to romanticism

Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by theguardian.com252 hits

The Barcelona manager is determined that his gifted side will attack the kindred spirits of Arsenal at the Emirates with 'good movement and quick feet' 'I like watching Arsenal but I don't like playing them,' says Pep Guardiola, the Barcelona manager. Pep Guardiola is José Mourinho with imagination, with art. Young, intense, lean, charismatic and stubbly, the two are separated by the gre...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Guardiola Honored to Equal Real Madrid Record

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by english.cri.cn81 hits

Barca seal a 3-0 win to open up seven point gap at the top of La Liga and break a further record. Pep Guardiola spoke of the honor he felt after watching his Barcelona side set a new record on Sunday After setting another  club record of 28 games unbeaten a few weeks ago, Saturday night's 3-0 win away to Hercules saw the reigning BBVA Primera Liga Champions equal the 15-game winning ru...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola Admits Gabriel Milito Will Likely Leave Barcelona In Search Of More Playing Time

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted that Gabriel Milito will likely leave the club for more playing time.Earlier on Tuesday there were reports suggesting that the Argentine centre-back wanted to leave Camp Nou on loan for the rest of the season with Genoa as a possible destination.However, Guardiola has revealed that he has not talked to Milito about a potential switch but admits that he ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola 'frightened' of Arsenal in Champions League

Posted Sunday, December 19, 2010 by theguardian.com392 hits

Pep Guardiola (right) celebrates with his Barcelona players during the first leg of their Champions League win over Arsenal last season. Pep Guardiola, the Barcelona coach, said he was "frightened" of facing Arsenal after the two clubs were once again drawn together in the last 16 of the Champions League. The tie came as no surprise to Arsène Wenger, though, who had predicted his Arsenal s...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Heaps Praise On Thiago

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has praised youngster Thiago for his performance in the Catalan outfit's 5-1 win against Ceuta in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening. “He can still grow so much more,” said Guardiola, according to Barca’s official website. “I want to congratulate him for the way he played. He is a daring player and has the capability of unbalancing any op...Full Story »

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