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Pep Guardiola To Take Over At Manchester City Next Season

Manchester City look to be continuing their love affair with the Barcelona philosophy, albeit with a slight detour via Munich.  After having already recruited a former Barca sporting director as well as the Catalan club’s vice president in charge of economic affairs, City are said to be continuing that trend by employing Barca’s ex-coach, Pep Guardiola. BeIN Sports have today …

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How Wolfsburg Can Help Bayern Munich Conquer Europe

Premier Leg

Pep Guardiola’s managerial ability cannot be called into question. He has a record that is bordering on ludicrous and in just six years of management has almost cemented his place among the all-time greats. So why then, are doubts surrounding him setting in? Why are certain people starting to believe that unless he delivers Champions League success, and soon, to Bayern …

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How Barcelona Are Influencing Almost Every Major European League

Barcelona’s style of play has come to define a generation of European football. The Catalan club’s influence on not only continental football, but also world football has been intoxicating as it has been domineering in the last number of years.  This tradition of coaching, which puts possession as the most important aspect of play, in any circumstance, is something that has been the …

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Is Pep Guardiola Set To Be Exposed This Evening?

After Barcelona bypassed Bayern Munich last week, John Murphy wonders if Pep Guardiola is all he is cracked up to be?    Last week, Jose Mourinho finally opened up about his thoughts regarding Lionel Messi. Often tight lipped when it came to the Argentinian wizard, it had always seemed that the Special One was slightly resentful of Messi’s extraordinary gifts. …

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Jose Mourinho Takes Another Shot At Guardiola And Opens Up About Messi

Jose Mourinho has taken some subtle jabs at Pep Guardiola’s coaching record whilst finally opening up about his thoughts on Lionel Messi   Mourinho has spent most of his career taking a tight lipped approach when it comes to the almost mythical figure that is Lionel Messi. However, after the Argentinian’s jaw dropping display against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, …

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Luis Enrique: This Is His Barcelona

Aaron Gallagher looks at the way last night’s Barcelona performance displayed how Luis Enrique is going about his business in his own unique way. Time passes by so quickly in football. The name Gerardo Martino has largely vanished from mainstream media despite the fact he is manager of the Argentinian national team. It was at this stage twelve months ago that his FC …

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The Collision That Left Lewandowski With A Broken Jaw & Concussion

Hospitalised following the match, but Lewandowski had been allowed to stay on the pitch till the final whistle after the incident. Surely the time for a concussion debate in football is now? Lewandowski did not take one of the penalties, which Bayern subsequently lost to Dortmund.  Reports have broken today that as a result of this challenge below, Robert Lewandowski …

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The Guardiola Reaction That May Have Caused Bayern Doc’s Resignation

Reports broke yesterday that several of Bayern’s medical staff and physicians, as well as long-standing club doctor Müller-Wohlfart had resigned following a spat with Pep Guardiola.  Dr. Müller-Wohlfart and some of his staff have resigned immediately as the team physicians for Bayern Munich. Via @SID_Sportnews — Bavarian FB Works (@BavarianFBWorks) April 16, 2015 This is significant news because of how widely …

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Does Raheem Sterling Really Have Anywhere To Go?

Following his ‘rogue’ BBC interview, he’s been linked with direct rivals Arsenal and arch enemies, Manchester United. But where could Raheem Sterling really go, if anywhere at all?  As we now all know Raheem Sterling was discussing his contract last week, much to the annoyance of Brendan Rodgers and the Fenway Sports Group. In the aftermath of his ‘rogue’ interview …

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The Curious Case Of Barcelona’s Pedro Rodriguez

Favoured by Pep Guardiola once upon a time and now castaway to the sidelines, Gavin Nolan discusses what made Barcelona’s Pedro go from first team regular to bench frequenter.  The Barcelona team managed by Guardiola between 2008 and 2012 is seen by many as arguably the best team in the modern era of professional football. The mixture of their tika-taka style, …

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Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea

Pep Guardiola couldn’t hide his delight after Lionel Messi’s nutmeg on James Milner last night. However, our evidence shows John O’Shea was the Bayern Munich manager’s first love. You may have to see them to believe them, but here are the ‘Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea’.   1. The Time John O’Shea Nutmegged Luis Figo When an …

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Video: Guardiola’s Reaction To Messi’s Nutmeg Is Priceless

Lionel Messi is one of those players that anyone who adores the beautiful game loves to watch, and it appears his former manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola is still as big a fan as ever, when watching the Argentinian against Manchester City last night.  This reaction from the now Bayern Munich boss shows just how good Messi was against City last …

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Alonso Proving To Be A Bayern Munich Bargain

With Xabi Alonso settling into his new surroundings at Bayern Munich with ease, Sarah Fitzpatrick looks at just how much of a bargain the 32-year-old is.  Bayern were hit by a massive blow in the summer when key midfielder Javi Martinez suffered a cruciate ligament injury and were left without options to fill in the midfielder’s position after selling Toni …

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How Ajax Created Lionel Messi

Tonight’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Ajax is as much about success on the field as it is about success in the academies. Both teams are celebrated for their renowned youth academies, and combined they have produced many of the world’s greatest players but it is Barcelona who can lay claim to having produced the greatest footballer ever in …

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Guardiola Reveals Startling Manchester United Revelation

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he would like to be Manchester United manager one day. The revelation appears in his new book, Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola’s First Season at Bayern Munich, written by his close friend and journalist Marti Perarnau. In an extract from the book the Spaniard admits he see’s himself as …

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Five Sports Books To Look Forward To This Autumn

Maurice Brosnan provides us with five sports books that should help us to get through this Autumn. A good autobiography is a rare thing. Tony Cascarino’s ‘Full Time: The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino’ and Tony Adam’s ‘Addicted’ spring to mind, but for every startling honest and insightful story there are hundreds of ordinary and uninteresting editions riddled with tedious …

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Manchester City Players Attract Controversy

In the aftermath of a disappointing Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, Manchester City players Martin Demichelis and Yaya Toure have attracted headlines for dealings with former managers. Manchester City defender Martn Demichelis  has given the controversy hungry tabloid hacks something to write about in the wake of a bad week for English clubs in Europe. The Argentine centre back had …

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