Wenger in trouble and Guardiola out to kill off City

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is in trouble after being criticised by one of the club’s shareholders Alisher Usmanov. Usmanov feels that Arsenal repeat the same results year in and year out. Meanwhile Pep Guardiola aims to do his job against Man City tonight in the Champions League. More on this

Guardiola sees himself managing Man Utd one day

A new book on Pep Guardiola’s first season at Bayern Munich reveals his esteem for the Old Trafford club. Spanish journalist Martí Perarnau was given total access to Bayern Munich during season 2013-14. Read more about Guardiola’s new book

“I see similarities between Luis Enrique and Guardiola” says Deco

Former Barcelona midfielder Deco has been talking about the arrival of the new manager and points out the similarities between Luis Enrique and former manager Pep Guardiola. Deco pointed out that Luis Enrique is a young manager who knows the club very well. He thinks that Luis Enrique is the man to get Barça winning titles again. More on Deco’s words about the new manager

Samuel Eto’o blasts “coward” Guardiola

Ex Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has painted ex coach Pep Guardiola as a “coward” when the two were together at the Catalan club. Eto’o wasted no time in sticking the boot into his ex boss, who is currently at Bayern Munich and alleged that Pep hardly ever spoke to him. More on Eto’o here

Guardiola “I left Barcelona because I couldn’t motivate my players any more”

Ex Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that he left the job at Barça because he was no longer able to motivate the players. The ex coach was speaking to Audi Annual Report magazine and offered an insight into one of the biggest coaching jobs in the world. More on Guardiola’s interview

Barca was a slave to Guardiola’s tiki taka system says Piqué

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has commented that Barca was a slave to Pep Guardiola’s famous tiki taka system. The defender was talking to Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport and made the comments in an interview in their supplement “Extra Time”.

Piqué now thinks that new manager Tata Martino has given the club a breather from the system popularised by Guardiola and carried on by Vilanova. Continue reading

First blood to Guardiola as Bayern beats Barca 2 goals to nil

It was first blood to Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola on Wednesday night at the Allianz Arena in Munich for the first running of the Uli Hoeness Cup. Both teams were playing to a sell out crowd which saw an amazing 21 substitutions. Barcelona looked like they were still on vacation as they fielded a very young team along with Messi, Song and Mascherano. More on the Uli Hoeness Cup

Guardiola wants Thiago Alcántara at Bayern Munich

Manchester United could be left without Thiago Alcántara if former Barca coach Pep Guardiola gets his way at Bayern Munich. United looked like favourites to transfer the young Barca star but according to a Spanish radio program on Radio Cope, Guardiola has convinced Thiago to move to the German European Champions. More on Thiago Alcantara