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Pepe agrees to stay at Real until 2015

Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by hits

Real Madrid's Portuguese international Pepe has agreed a contract extension until June 2015, sports daily Marca reported on Monday. The 28-year-old defender, who joined Real from Oporto in 2007 for 30 million euros after helping the Portuguese side win back-to-back league titles, will sign the new contract before the end of the season, the newspaper said. His current contract with Real ends ...Full Story »

Abidal recovering well from surgery - Guardiola

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport14 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 »

Pep to be discharged on Saturday

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by Supersport.com43 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is to stay in hospital for another day because of his back problems, the Spanish champions said on Friday. Guardiola, 40, has been in Barcelona's Dexeus hospital since Thursday due to a slipped disc. He will probably be released on Saturday but will not be on the Barca bench for the home game against lowly Zaragoza later in the day.In his place on the bench will ...Full Story »

Mallorca vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola better than Mourinho - Rosell

Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 by PA120 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.com36 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.com220 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.cn58 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 »

Betis Coach Pepe Mel: We Will Not Fear Barcelona In Copa Del Rey Clash

Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by Goal.com95 hits

Betis coach Pepe Mel feels his side have nothing to lose in their Copa del Rey clash with Barcelona, and that his team will show no fear against the Spanish champions. The Sevilla club set up a tie with the Catalan giants courtesy of a superb victory over Getafe in the previous round, and speaking to the media today, Mel asserted that his players will go out and enjoy the occasion. He remarked...Full Story »

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

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 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.com334 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 Sport35 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 »

Wigan v Liverpool Preview: Hodgson Unconcerned About Pepe Reina's Potential Exit

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by hits

PREMIER LEAGUE: DW STADIUM, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2010: KICK-OFF: 1945 GMT Wigan will welcome a transformed Liverpool team. A month ago, the Latics would have been licking their lips at the prospect of facing a demoralised and demotivated Liverpool side. However, four straight wins, plus new Anfield owners, mean the visitors are all smiles at present. Wigan beat the Reds at home last seaso...Full Story »

Pepe ready for 'any role' to help Juve overcome injury crisis

Posted Thursday, November 04, 2010 by The Independent80 hits

Juventus will be hoping to end a run of three consecutive draws in Europa League Group A when they host Red Bull Salzburg tonight. The two sides drew 1-1 in Salzburg in the last round of matches and both teams need a victory to increase their chances of progressing to the next stage from a pool that also contains Manchester City. "The draw with Manchester City was good, but we let ourselves dow...Full Story »

Bubbly Borussia Dortmund pass the 'Pepsi test' with relative ease

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by theguardian.com142 hits

Jürgen Klopp's second return to Mainz saw him leave with three points after a high-powered pressing game between two uber youthful sides Borussia Dortmund's players celebrate in front of their fans after the 2-0 win at Mainz 05 which returned them to the top of the league. It was the youngest ever Dortmund team to play a Bundesliga match, at a fraction over 23.  It was the most impro...Full Story »

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

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by Goal.com1031 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 Independent57 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 Sport139 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 »

Pepe Reina howler gives Arsenal a point against 10-man Liverpool

Posted Monday, August 16, 2010 by theguardian.com394 hits

Premier League Liverpool 1 N'Gog 46  Arsenal 1 Reina (og) 90  Liverpool's Joe Cole is sent off on his Anfield Premier League debut. On the opening day of these clubs' Premier League season the game was played as if there were no tomorrow. Joe Cole was sent off on the verge of the interval but that was merely an initial complication in this exercise in the unpredictable and Liverpool...Full Story »

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

Posted Friday, August 06, 2010 by Goal.com532 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 »

Pepe pleads for Gerrard to stay

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010 by teamtalk.com404 hits

Jose Reina hopes Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard will not be tempted by Real Madrid and will instead see out his career at Anfield. Gerrard has long been linked with a move to the Spanish giants and speculation has increased since Jose Mourinho took over the reigns as the former Chelsea manager is a long-time admirer of the Liverpool captain. The England midfielder has progressed through...Full Story »

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