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Henry: Wenger and Guardiola inspirations for my coaching career

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com16 hits

Thierry Henry has underlined the huge impact Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola had on him during his playing days as he embarks on a coaching career with Monaco. The France legend was presented to the media on Wednesday after returning to the club where he started out as a professional. It is Henry's first management job, having been on the staff with Belgium, and he cited the lessons learned ...Full Story »

Guardiola confirms he wanted Mahrez to take penalty

Posted Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com73 hits

Pep Guardiola revealed why he wanted Riyad Mahrez to take Manchester City's penalty against Liverpool. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted it was his decision for Riyad Mahrez to take his side's penalty against Liverpool. Mahrez blasted an 86th-minute spot-kick over the crossbar at Anfield as City and Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw on Sunday. The Algeria international and Gabrie...Full Story »

Guardiola admits Man City had little chance of beating Liverpool in an open game

Posted Monday, October 08, 2018 by PA30 hits

Pep Guardiola was happy to settle for a point at Anfield despite admitting his Manchester City side spurned a great chance to beat Liverpool.City’s Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty as the much-hyped clash between the Premier League champions and the side thought most likely to challenge them this season ended in a disappointing goalless draw.The game did not live up to expectations but, ...Full Story »

Guardiola refuses to criticise referee for fear of another touchline ban

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by PA13 hits

Pep Guardiola refused to talk about the officials, despite showing frustration with some decisions during Manchester City’s last-gasp Champions League victory at Hoffenheim.The City manager was back on the touchline for his side’s second match in Group F after serving a ban for the opener, but he risked further sanction as he remonstrated with referee Damir Skomina during the game.Gu...Full Story »

Manchester City signing Kylian Mbappe from PSG 'not going to happen' - Pep Guardiola

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by ESPN78 hits

WALLDORF, Germany -- Pep Guardiola has ruled out any chance of a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe insisting "that is not going to happen." Reports suggested that Manchester City were planning a £200 million move for the World Cup-winning striker with the French champions potentially facing Financial Fear Play issues. "That is not going to happen," Guardiola told a news c...Full Story »

Hoffenheim vs Manchester City - Pep Guardiola feels City are playing catch up

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by PA54 hits

Pep Guardiola is ready for the first of “five finals” as Manchester City look to get their Champions League campaign back on track.City lost their opening game in the competition at home to Lyon and sit bottom of Group F.And Guardiola admits the pressure is on his side to deliver as they prepare for Tuesday’s clash against Hoffenheim, who claimed a creditable draw at ...Full Story »

Pep: Aguero is hampered by foot problem but ‘fantastic humans’ win again

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA13 hits

Pep Guardiola revealed Sergio Aguero is struggling with a foot problem after the Manchester City striker sealed victory over Brighton.Aguero was substituted immediately after netting in the 65th minute to complete a dominant 2-0 win at the Etihad.The Argentinian had a noticeable limp as he walked off the pitch and Guardiola said afterwards that he has not yet shaken off the effects of a niggle h...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola has a 10-year plan for Manchester City starlet Phil Foden

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PA49 hits

Pep Guardiola believes Phil Foden is good enough to star for Manchester City for the next decade after he marked his first start of the season with a man-of-the-match display to see off Oxford in the Carabao Cup.One of 10 changes for the holders at the Kassam Stadium, 18-year-old Foden shone above the likes of David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez as City ran out 3-0 winners.He played a pa...Full Story »

Guardiola targets Barca, Bayern dominance with Premier League priority

Posted Monday, September 24, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com70 hits

Pep Guardiola will prioritise the Premier League over Manchester City's cup commitments as he aims to emulate the domestic dynasties of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus. City's bid for back to back titles is receiving a stern challenge from a Liverpool side that are two points clear at the top after stringing together six successive victories. The champions did climb to second thanks to...Full Story »

Guardiola hails ‘exceptional’ City after five-star showing in Cardiff

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2018 by PA22 hits

Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City’s “exceptional group” after his players reacted to their midweek Champions League defeat by romping to a 5-0 win at Cardiff.Guardiola was serving a UEFA touchline ban and sat in the stands on Wednesday when Lyon claimed a shock 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.But City bounced back in style with Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundo...Full Story »

Manchester City 1 - 2 Lyonnais: City’s Champions League opener makes unpleasant viewing for Guardiola

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA73 hits

Pep Guardiola could only watch as Manchester City slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat in their Champions League opener against Lyon.The City boss was sat in the stands at the Etihad Stadium due to a touchline ban and his side lacked their usual dynamism as they gifted first-half goals to Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir.Bernardo Silva pulled one back as City rallied after the break but they could not ...Full Story »

Barcelona join interest for Lille's hat-trick ace Nicolas Pepe

Posted Monday, September 17, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com84 hits

Barcelona have joined the interest for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. The Ivory Coast international has kicked off the season impressively and hit a hat-trick for LOSC in victory over Amiens this weekend. Telefoot says Pepe's exploits have caught the eye of Barca, where coach Ernesto Valverde has actively discussed the attacker with his football directors. Arsenal are already in talks with Pepe...Full Story »

Man City's Bernardo Silva 'an example' for teammates - Pep Guardiola

Posted Monday, September 17, 2018 by ESPN71 hits

MANCHESTER, England -- Kevin De Bruyne's injury setback has been offset by the form of Bernardo Silva, who has waited patiently for his chance, according to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. De Bruyne is expected to miss around two more months after injuring a knee in training in August. Silva, 24, who joined City from Monaco in 2017, spent much of his first season coming off the bench ...Full Story »

Guardiola pleased he put faith in Sane

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA22 hits

Pep Guardiola was delighted by returning Leroy Sane’s display after putting Manchester City on course for a comfortable win against Fulham.The Premier League champions returned from the international break in style at the Etihad Stadium.Raheem Sterling wrapped up a 3-0 win shortly after half-time, with promoted Fulham fortunate that David Silva was the only player able to add to Sane&rsquo...Full Story »

I have the 'curiosity' of coaching at international level - Pep Guardiola

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 by ESPN93 hits

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he would be interested in coaching at the international level. The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss said he "always had the curiosity of trying out" the possibility of leading a national team. "If the opportunity came I would like to be a national team coach. If it can be done, I would like to do it," Guardiola told the Universo Valdano show. Al...Full Story »

I'll finish where I started – Guardiola wants return to Barca B

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Goal.com74 hits

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to return to Barcelona before he ends his coaching career to take charge of the B team once more. The 47-year-old took over Barca B in 2007 before becoming coach of the senior side a year later, following the departure of Frank Rijkaard. Guardiola won three LaLiga titles, two Champions Leagues and two Club World Cups in a memorable four years before e...Full Story »

Pitman earns praise as penalty peps up Pompey

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 by PA33 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett praised striker Brett Pitman after his late penalty rescued Portsmouth from the brink of a shock defeat to Shrewsbury. Pitman has found minutes hard to come by on the south coast after falling behind Oli Hawkins in the pecking order.But he came off the bench to cancel out Greg Docherty’s goal and Jackett said: “It was a really tough penalty to take an...Full Story »

Guardiola promises more from City as Liverpool, Chelsea set pace

Posted Monday, September 03, 2018 by Goal.com82 hits

Pep Guardiola is confident Premier League champions Manchester City will rise to the challenge of a potential title fight with Liverpool and Chelsea. City returned to winning ways as goals from England internationals Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker saw off a dogged Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium - seven days on from a frustrating 1-1 draw at Wolves. Liverpool and Chelsea preserved th...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola explains why Leroy Sane was dropped for Man City's win over Newcastle

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by Skysports.com96 hits

Pep Guardiola explains why Leroy Sane was dropped for Man City's win over Newcastle Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions he is unhappy with Leroy Sane's attitude after he was dropped for Manchester City's victory over Newcastle. Germany international Sane was missing from City's matchday squad as goals from Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker secured a 2-1 victory that moved the champions to wi...Full Story »

Guardiola is happy with Leroy Sane’s attitude

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA48 hits

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola stressed he did not have a problem with Leroy Sane’s attitude after he left the winger out of his matchday squad for the 2-1 victory over Newcastle.While Sane sat things out, Kyle Walker struck a 52nd-minute winner in the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium after Raheem Sterling’s early opener had been cancelled out by DeAndre Yedlin.When ask...Full Story »

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