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Espanyol vs Barcelona preview - Busquets wants long-term Pep deal

Posted Sunday, January 08, 2012 by PA51 hits

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has called for coach Pep Guardiola to take a leaf out of Sir Alex Ferguson's book and commit his long-term future to the reigning Spanish and European champions ahead of Sunday's return to Primera Division action at Espanyol. Guardiola has presided over an astonishing run of success at the Nou Camp since taking charge in 2008, with last month's victory in ...Full Story »

Guardiola voted best coach in the world

Posted Saturday, January 07, 2012 by ESPN265 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been named the "World's best club coach" by the International Football Federation of History & Statistics (IFFHS). Guardiola, who was given 201 points, finished way ahead of the likes of Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho and Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson, who finished second and third respectively. It is the second time the Spanish coach has landed t...Full Story »

Pep undecided on Barcelona future

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 by Supersport.com119 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he still has not signed a new contract with the European champions. Guardiola, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, says he has "not taken any decision" about his future. Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa has been mentioned recently as a possible successor and Guardiola says the Chilean would be a good choice. Guardiola also dodged a que...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola expects Sir Alex Ferguson to continue as Manchester United boss for years to come

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport158 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has played down speculation linking him with Manchester United, revealing that he believes Sir Alex Ferguson will remain at the helm of the Premier League giants for many more years to come. Ferguson recently stated that he intends to retire in three years’ time and Guardiola has long been mooted as a potential replacement. However, the former Spain internat...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona players as hungry as ever for more titles

Posted Friday, December 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says that his players still have an insatiable desire for silverware. The recent Club World Cup triumph in Japan means that the club has now won 13 trophies since the former Barca B coach took charge of the senior side in the summer of 2008. However, despite the remarkable run of success, Guardiola claims his players remain as motivated as ever. "It is perhaps th...Full Story »

Fabregas: Pep talks unbelievable

Posted Sunday, December 25, 2011 by ESPN144 hits

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says the amount of things he has learned from coach Pep Guardiola since joining the club in the summer has been "unbelievable". Fabregas left the club for Arsenal in his mid-teens but last summer returned as a 24-year-old looking to fulfill his dream of playing for the Catalans. The deal was initially looked at by some with skepticism as critics were unsure...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas desperate for coach Pep Guardiola to stay at Barcelona

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport336 hits

Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas has been astounded by just how much he has learned from playing under Pep Guardiola since his return to Camp Nou in the summer. The 24-year-old midfielder has slotted seamlessly into the European champion's side since his transfer back to Spain, but insisted that it is his coach who deserves most of the credit for his impressive form. "My dream has been to be ...Full Story »

Guardiola riled by Villa quit reports

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 by ESPN111 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has dismissed Spanish media reports linking David Villa with a move away from the Nou Camp in the January transfer window. Sports newspaper Marca claimed oin Wednesday that the striker is ready to move on from Barca just 19 months into the four-year deal agreed following his 40million euro transfer from Valencia. The speculation over the Spain international's fu...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola allows stars Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves to 'experience Japan' ahead of Club World Cup semifinal with Al Sadd

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport122 hits

No matter how many trophies Barcelona have won, even their players must sometimes rely on public transportation. This became apparent on Monday after midfielder Andres Iniesta posted a photo of himself riding the Tokyo Metro's Ginza line on his personal Twitter account. In the team's press conference, coach Pep Guardiola revealed that he told his players to go out and experience the best that J...Full Story »

Common sense counts, says football coach Guardiola

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says a "common sense" approach is a major factor behind his phenomenal success at the European champions, downplaying the role of tactics. The Spanish side romped to a 3-1 win away at Real Madrid at the weekend to leapfrog back to the top of La Liga, preventing their great rivals from establishing a potentially decisive lead at the top of the table. Switching thei...Full Story »

Guardiola wary of Real fightback

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by ESPN214 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola declared himself delighted after his side's 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. However, he warned Jose Mourinho's side will quickly bounce back in the title race. Barca conceded after only 23 seconds as Karim Benzema gave the hosts a dream start with the fastest ever El Clasico goal, but Alexis Sanchez levelled before the break and in the ...Full Story »

Guardiola says Barca feeling pressure of “clasico”

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his Spanish champions have more to lose than fierce rival Real Madrid during Saturday’s highly anticipated “clasico” match in the capital. Barcelona trails league leader Madrid by three points despite having played an extra game and can ill afford to fall further behind approaching the season’s midway point. “We have more at ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola applauds young starlets for thrashing of BATE Borisov

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by Supersport.com362 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was delighted with the display of his side in Tuesday's 4-0 win over BATE Borisov in the Champions League, crediting the youthful future of the Catalans for a magical display, while also shifting the focus to Real Madrid ahead of Saturday's crucial league clash. Left-back Maxwell and goalkeeper Jose Pinto were the only players that weren't brought up in the reno...Full Story »

Pep delighted by Ballon d'Or shortlist

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by ESPN116 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was "honoured" after his side once again dominated the shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards. Lionel Messi won the inaugural award last year after FIFA's World Player of the Year crown and France Football's Ballon d'Or gong merged, and the Argentina forward is again on the three-man shortlist along with team-mate Xavi. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo complet...Full Story »

Rosell : Pep is our Fergie - Barca want boss to spend his entire coaching career at Camp Nou

Posted Thursday, December 01, 2011 by skysports.com265 hits

Pep Guardiola: Barca hope he will tread a similar path to Sir Alex Ferguson Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is hoping Pep Guardiola will cement his legend status at the club by bossing them for many years to come. Guardiola has overseen a glittering era in Barca's illustrious history, with the Catalan giants widely acknowledged as the best club side on the planet. Barca owe a lot of their s...Full Story »

Pep silent over Pique suspension

Posted Thursday, December 01, 2011 by ESPN214 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola refused to comment on the yellow card Gerard Pique picked up in Tuesday evening's 4-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. Barca coasted to victory on an Alexis Sanchez brace, and further strikes by David Villa and Lionel Messi, but plenty of talk was surrounded on the caution Pique picked up for time-wasting. The yellow card against Rayo, Pique's fifth of the season, means...Full Story »

Late Pepe strike earns Juve 3-3 draw at Napoli

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

ROME, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Leaders Juventus fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3 away to Napoli in a thrilling game at the San Paolo stadium on Tuesday with Pepe grabbing a late equaliser as they extended their unbeaten start to the Serie A campaign. Goran Pandev struck twice for the hosts but Pepe popped up with the goal that salvaged a point after a barnstorming run as Juve piled on the ...Full Story »

Guardiola: Barca will keep on trying

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by ESPN85 hits

Barcelona tactician Pep Guardiola has urged his charges to continue grafting and display a sense of calmness ahead of their clash with Rayo Vallecano.Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Getafe has left the Catalans an imposing six points behind table toppers Real Madrid and Guardiola conceded that chasing a deficit is something his players have not experienced so far in his tenure."The players are well, ...Full Story »

Title race far from over - Guardiola

Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 by Supersport.com93 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insisted that his team are not yet out of the title race, despite falling six points adrift of Real Madrid in the wake of their shock defeat to Getafe on Saturday. "The league is not over. There is still a long way to go," he said after a Juan Valera goal midway through the second half condemned Barcelona to a first defeat in any competition this season. "We are...Full Story »

Lazio 0 : 1 Juventus - Pepe strike enough for Juve

Posted Saturday, November 26, 2011 by PA17 hits

Unbeaten Juventus edged Lazio 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to go one point clear at the top of the Serie A standings. Simone Pepe scored the only goal in the 34th minute as the Turin giants extended their great run of form for another week. The result allowed Antonio Conte's Juve to leapfrog Udinese into first place. Both teams went into the encounter in the Eternal City level on 22 points. Ju...Full Story »

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