PEP GUARDIOLA

  • Lionel Messi is unstoppable, says Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says there is no way of stopping Barcelona's Lionel Messi in his present form ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday. In his former role as Barca boss, Guardiola frequently described Messi as the best player in the world. He visited the Nou Camp as...
  • Guardiola to face Messi and Barcelona in Champions League 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    Pep Guardiola is headed home to visit Lionel Messi and his Barcelona team-mates in the Champions League semi-finals. The current Bayern Munich coach, who led Barcelona to 14 titles before heading to Germany and helped win more as a player, will face his old team in the first leg on Wednesday...
  • Haven't spoken to Guardiola since he left Barcelona: Lionel Messi 21 hours 51 minutes ago

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi revealed on Tuesday that he hasn't spoken to Pep Guardiola since his former coach left the Spanish side to coach German club Bayern Munich. Guardiola left Barcelona after four trophy-filled seasons and took a sabbatical from coaching. He joined Bayern in 2013, reports Xinhua. Barcelona face Bayern in...
  • Late decision on Robert Lewandowski playing in Barcelona: Pep Guardiola 4 days ago

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says he will not know until shortly before the match whether striker Robert Lewandowski will play on Wednesday in Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals. Guardiola says "we will see his condition on Monday, Tuesday," adding that "the doctor is the chief." Lewandowski suffered a concussion...
  • Champions League: Luis Enrique relishes battle with old pal Pep Guardiola April 24, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is relishing the chance to pit his wits against Pep Guardiola, the man who turned the Spanish side's style of football into an iconic brand. Barca play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals and Guardiola will return as coach of the German side to the...
  • Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola expecting a 'special' game against Barcelona April 24, 2015

    Berlin: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday he was happy to have drawn his former club Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals and expected the clash to be a special experience for him. The Spaniard, a long-time Barca player, won 14 trophies in a four-year spell as head coach...
  • UEFA charges Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola over T-shirt statement April 22, 2015

    Switzerland: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA after he wore a T-shirt to a Champions League news conference that supported a campaign to investigate the death of a journalist at last year's World Cup. UEFA said Wednesday that "disciplinary proceedings have been opened" against the Bayern coach...
  • Bayern Munich rout Porto 6-1 to reach Champions League semi-finals April 22, 2015

    Bayern Munich outclassed Porto 6-1 on Tuesday to reach their fourth consecutive Champions League semi-final. Robert Lewandowski scored two goals as the five-time champion overcame a 3-1 deficit from the first leg last week and advanced 7-4 on aggregate. Despite missing some of their biggest stars such as Arjen Robben and Franck...
  • Champions League: Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto tie April 21, 2015

    Munich: Bayern Munich are on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as they seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday. The five-times European champions, who have reached the final three times since 2010, find themselves in...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich dream of home final after record-equalling win March 12, 2015

    Bayern Munich could be forgiven for sneaking a peek towards the Champions League final in Berlin in June after their 7-0 destruction of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday sent them through to the last eight. The five-time European champions, who last won in 2013 and also played in the 2010 and 2012...
  • Bayern Munich have tricky job against Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League March 11, 2015

    Munich: The only time Bayern Munich went out of a European competition after drawing the first leg away 0-0 was in 1981 against Liverpool, which advanced with a 1-1 draw in Munich. The other five times, the Bavarians went through and they hope to do it again on Wednesday against Shakhtar...
  • Pep Guardiola aware of consequences if Bayern Munich eliminated March 10, 2015

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is well aware of the backlash that awaits him if his team fail to advance past Shakhtar Donetsk into the Champions League last eight on Wednesday. The Spaniard, whose team won the domestic double in his first season in charge and are again favourites to repeat...
  • Bayern Munich eager to learn from late lapses against Manchester City: Guardiola November 26, 2014

    Bayern Munich's 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August. Bayern had already secured top spot in Champions League Group E before their...
  • Pep Guardiola rules out future Barcelona return November 12, 2014

    Madrid: Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has said that he has no intention of returning to the club. Guardiola, who is now at Bayern Munich, assured he would not be back in the dugout of the Catalan club where he grew as a player and where he had four successful years...
  • Pep Guardiola warns Bayern against strong Roma November 5, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola warned his side not to take Roma easily when the German champions take on the Italian team in a Champions league tie late on Wednesday night. Bayern have a six-goal advantage after thrashing Roma 7-1 two weeks ago but Guardiola asked his players not...
  • We need to do better, says Pep Guardiola after Bayern Munich hit seven October 22, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, never easy to please, said after his team's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma that the Bundesliga champions can still do better. "We have a few things to improve and one of them is that we gave Roma too many chances at the start of the second...
  • Pep Guardiola eyes Manchester United manager role October 16, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he can imagine managing Manchester United at some stage in his career. A book on the Catalan's first year in Germany, 'Pep Confidential', reveals that Guardiola voiced the desire to his assistant during a visit to Old Trafford during Sir Alex Ferguson's final season...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match September 17, 2014

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • No more signings for Bayern Munich, says coach Pep Guardiola August 12, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich will not sign any more players during the current transfer window despite a series of injury setbacks as they prepare for Wednesday's German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund. Last season's domestic double winners, seeking revenge for last year's defeat by Dortmund in the same game, will be without...
  • Club will never fire Pep Guardiola, says Bayern chairman July 27, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich's chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman KarlHeinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper about whether he was worried that Bayern could...
  • Bayern Munich secure double after Cup win over Borussia Dortmund May 18, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich restored their undisputed dominance in Germany when they beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 20 with two extratime goals on Saturday to win the German Cup and secure their tenth domestic double. Dutchman Arjen Robben, who scored the winner against Dortmund in the Champions League final last season, tapped in...
  • I won't change anything at Bayern Munich, says Pep Guardiola May 2, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola hailed on Friday what he said was a successful season despite the crushing 50 aggregate defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals and said he would not change the way his team played football. The 40 loss to Real in Munich on Tuesday was...
  • Heat is on Pep Guardiola at Bayern after Real rout April 30, 2014

    Bayern Munich's humbling Champions League defeat against Real Madrid will increase the pressure on coach Pep Guardiola to change his methods, which were being questioned even before Tuesday's debacle. Hailed as the world's best coach when he arrived at the start of the season, Guardiola's constant tactical switches are now seen...
  • I won't change philosophy, says beaten Guardiola April 30, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola still believes in possessionbased football and cannot alter his feelings about the way the game should be played, he said after the Champions League holders were hammered by Real Madrid on Tuesday. The former Barcelona boss was forced to defend his philosophy, already under fire...
  • Bayern look to count on home advantage for Real Madrid clash in Champions League April 29, 2014

    Bayern Munich seem to be going through a bumpy ride right in the crucial part of the season. Dominant until a few weeks ago, Pep Guardiola's team has been lessthanconvincing in some recent matches. In the Champions League, Real Madrid take a 10 lead into the second leg of the semifinals...
  • Pep Guardiola banking on 'angry Ribery' to pip Real Madrid April 28, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is counting on Frenchman Franck Ribery's anger to power them past Real Madrid in their Champions League semifinal second leg on Tuesday despite the winger's recent slump in form. Ribery had a sparkling season until Bayern clinched the Bundesliga title with seven games to spare. The team...
  • Fast-breaking Real home in on elusive tenth European crown April 24, 2014

    Real Madrid took a step closer to an elusive 10th European Cup with a 1-0 home win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday and the Spanish side will hope to finish off the job in Germany having shown how effective they are on the counter-attack. Before the match, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola...
  • Confident Bayern promise home improvements against Real Madrid April 24, 2014

    Holders Bayern Munich promised a sharp improvement when they host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final after failing to convert the lion's share of possession into goals in a 1-0 defeat in Spain on Wednesday. Bayern enjoyed 80 percent possession in the first half but it...
  • Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola not interested in Manchester United job April 23, 2014

    Munich: Jurgen Klopp said he is not interested in taking up the job of Manchester United manager since he is committed to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. "Man Utd is a great club and I feel very familiar with their wonderful fans. But my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal April 23, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, with the Bundesliga champion dominating their history. The first-leg semifinal at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium marks the 20th time the clubs will meet in the continent's top competition, and marks Bayern coach Pep Guardiola's...