Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

Former Spanish international midfielder, now a successful manager. As a player he won six La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey titles and the European Cup with Barcelona, and an Olympic gold medal for Spain in 1992. As a manager, he won three La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey titles, two Champions League's and two World Club cups in charge of Barcelona from 2008 until 2012. In 2013 he became Bayern Munich boss and won the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal in his first season in charge.

LATEST

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City hark back to Pellegrini era for bruising derby

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

At times during a frazzled, occasionally surly first season Pep Guardiola has looked a little culture-shocked, a man chafing at the edge of things. It has been an uncomfortable embrace, with a sense of a man half-in half-out of the door, pretending to like the tea, smiling politely, but still vaguely scandalised by the raggedness, the physicality, the lack of order.

HOT LIST

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City hark back to Pellegrini era for bruising derby

At times during a frazzled, occasionally surly first season Pep Guardiola has looked a little culture-shocked, a man chafing at the edge of things. It has been an uncomfortable embrace, with a sense of a man half-in half-out of the door, pretending to like the tea, smiling politely, but still vaguely scandalised by the raggedness, the physicality, the lack of order.

Germany's Lukas Podolski celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring their first goal

Pep Guardiola backs Leroy Sané to provide Manchester City’s cutting edge

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City press conferences have been a story within a story this season. As the club’s results, defence, disciplinary issues and off-field narratives have lurched and pitched all over the place, so have the manager’s moods. You know you are going to get a certain amount of nose-rubbing and ear-tugging each time, but what you are not guaranteed is a smile and a sunny response.

FEATURED