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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 PA153 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.com253 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 Sport59 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 »

Lionel Messi Will Be Difficult To Replace - Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by Goal.com1096 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits that it will be difficult to replace the injured Lionel Messi unti he recovers. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted in a press conference today that he will find it difficult to replace Lionel Messi in his starting XI and still ask his team to play in the same way in his absence. Tomas Ujfalusi’s lunge on the Argentine...Full Story »

Guardiola set to sign new Barcelona contract

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 by The Independent99 hits

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that head coach Pep Guardiola is set to sign a new long-term contract at the Camp Nou. The 39-year-old former Spain and Barca midfielder has enjoyed amazing success in his first two seasons at the helm and is now prepared to commit to a new deal, having previously wanted to pen only a one-year contract. Bartomeu told the Spanish m...Full Story »

Ibrahimovic takes aim at Guardiola after quitting Barca

Posted Sunday, August 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport169 hits

MADRID, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic took a swipe at Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola after agreeing a move to AC Milan on Saturday. The Swedish striker will leave on loan first and then complete a 24 million euro ($30.53 million) transfer back to Italy. But he said he had no idea why Guardiola was so keen to off-load him before the start of the Spanish season. “Guardiola is the ph...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Confirms Lionel Messi Will Play In Beijing Guoan Friendly

Posted Friday, August 06, 2010 by Goal.com589 hits

In the wake of fielding his star for just 16 minutes in Korea, Guardiola confirmed Messi would see more time in Beijing... Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Beijing Lionel Messi was the main attraction as Barcelona arrived in Beijing, China ahead of their pre-season friendly against local side Beijing Guoan. Barca are currently on a pre-season tour of Asia and Blaugrana coach Pep Guardiola confirmed t...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Praises 'Unique' Players After Primera Liga Success

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010 by Goal.com78 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola praised the efforts of his players after they were crowned Primera Liga champions for the second successive season following a 4-0 drubbing of Valladolid at Camp Nou. "These players are an empire, they are unique. They make hard things easy. Getting 99 points and losing only one game is incredible. All thanks to the players. They are incredible," he was quoted as s...Full Story »

Guardiola keeps focus on Barca

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by PA76 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola chose to put the mind games employed by Jose Mourinho to one side ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Nou Camp. Guardiola led Barca to a historic haul of six trophies in his first year in charge but the Catalans' hopes of repeating last season's Champions League success are in the balance after they lost 3-1 at Inter Milan last week. It was ...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Expecting A Top-Notch Performance Against Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2010 by Goal.com510 hits

Guardiola says his team are confident that they can reach the semi-finals of the Champions League... Pep Guardiola believes that Arsenal will offer a real challenge to his team but has faith in his squad and thinks the Blaugrana have what it takes to reach the last four. When asked whether the introduction of Theo Walcott changed the tide of the game for Arsenal, Guardiola was quick to respo...Full Story »

Guardiola not promising repeat performance

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2010 by PA118 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has warned his players to forget last week's impressive performance against Arsenal at the Emirates and focus on the job in hand when the two sides meet again at the Nou Camp.Barca played Arsenal off the park with some breathtaking football in the first half and went 2-0 up early in the second period.The Catalans were eventually pegged back, though, and had to sett...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Delighted With Malaga Win

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by Goal.com115 hits

The Blaugrana maintained their two point lead. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of the table after beating Malaga, and Pep Guardiola was thrilled with the display. Speaking to AS after the game, Guardiola said, "We did not change our system." "We made some small changes. But the structure is the same. "The important thing is that we played very well, with...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Proud Of Getafe Win

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by Goal.com194 hits

The Blaugrana won despite two red cards. Barcelona overcame Getafe on Saturday night despite being reduced to nine men, and Pep Guardiola was thrilled with his side's efforts. Speaking to Marca after the game, Guardiola said, "We do not want to speak about the refereeing, because it is a waste of time." "We are enjoying the league. Referees make mistakes like everyone else. "Getafe is the...Full Story »

Barcelona Boss Guardiola Pleased After Sporting Gijon Win

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by Goal.com249 hits

The Blaugrana maintain their lead at the top. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of the table with a win over Sporting Gijon, and Pep Guardiola liked what he saw. Speaking to Marca after the game, Guardiola said, "It was a good victory in a stadium where few have won." "This win carries a lot of merit. We did not make the best decisions in the final third, w...Full Story »

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