Pep Guardiola

  • Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola not interested in Manchester United job 23-04-2014 08:38 PM

    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...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal 23-04-2014 08:31 AM

    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...
  • Familiar foe Pep Guardiola blocking Real Madrid's path to glory 22-04-2014 09:36 AM

    The last thing Real Madrid wanted was another Champions League semi-final clash against Bayern Munich and on Wednesday they will need to get the better of a familiar foe who very much appears to have their number. Pep Guardiola, whose Bayern side play their last four, first leg at the...
  • Guardiola struggles to entertain tough Bavarian crowd 10-04-2014 02:53 PM

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola displayed signs that he has yet to fully adapt to life at the German champions following Wednesday's win over Manchester United, complaining of a passive home crowd and the huge expectations placed upon his team. The Bavarians remain on course for a second successive...
  • Bayern must be disciplined against resilient United: Pep Guardiola 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Bayern Munich must be patient in attack and wary of Manchester United on the break in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday, coach Pep Guardiola said. Holders Bayern have a slight edge after a 1-1 draw in Manchester last week but Guardiola warned of the English team's defensive...
  • Faltering Manchester United face ultimate challenge in Bayern Munich 01-04-2014 08:53 AM

    Munich: Manchester United, comprehensively outplayed by local rivals Liverpool and Manchester City at Old Trafford recently, face an even tougher challenge when holders Bayern Munich come calling in the Champions League on Tuesday. Languishing seventh in the Premier League after a dismal first season under manager David Moyes, United are...
  • Bayern Munich: the unstoppable German champions on a rampage 26-03-2014 12:23 PM

    The rampaging Bayern Munich continue to move like a fast train as they litterally raced to their 24th Bundesliga title undefeated and in a record time, beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday. The result broke a number of records as Pep Guardiola's side wrapped up the title in March itself,...
  • Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola 26-03-2014 10:19 AM

    When former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola agreed last year to join Bayern Munich this season, the Bavarian club was in the middle of challenging for three trophies. A few months later his predecessor Jupp Heynckes crowned his retirement with the first German club treble of domestic league and cup titles...
  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time 26-03-2014 02:42 AM

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 to become the earliest Bundesliga champion in 51 years of the league on Tuesday, when the defending champion claimed their 24th German title. Toni Kroos scored in the sixth minute and Mario Goetze added a rare header in the 14th. Adrian Ramos pulled...
  • Bayern far from untouchable in Champions League 12-03-2014 02:32 PM

    Bayern Munich have been almost untouchable in the Bundesliga but their edgy performance against Arsenal suggested that the lack of competition at domestic level could hinder their European ambitions. Bayern again found the Champions League a different proposition as they struggled to break down a surprisingly cautious Arsenal in the...
  • Bayern Munich wary ahead of tie against Arsenal in Champions League 11-03-2014 08:43 AM

    The defending champions lead Arsenal 2-0 from the first leg of the last 16, but Bayern will be on guard against the Premier League side after what happened last year. Bayern only progressed on away goals after losing 2-0 at home when the sides last met in Munich. A repeat...
  • Arsenal need perfection against Bayern at Emirates in Champions League 19-02-2014 08:41 AM

    London: Arsenal will be out to show they have learnt the lessons of last season's painful home defeat by Bayern Munich when the sides meet again in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in London on Wednesday. Holders Bayern were utterly dominant in 3-1 victory at the...
  • Arsenal will be Bayern's acid test, says Guardiola 19-02-2014 08:24 AM

    London: Bayern Munich will use the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match against Arsenal on Wednesday as a barometer of the team's progress this season, coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday. The Champions League holders defeated their English opponents 3-1 in the same stage of the competition at...
  • Bayern shrug off rare defeat and celebrate first place in CL 11-12-2013 04:30 PM

    Munich: Bayern Munich have shrugged off their shock 3-2 home defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, saying it was nothing more than a minor hiccup. The titleholders said they had still accomplished their mission of finishing top of their group and avoiding the likes of Real...
  • Bayern, City race for first-place finish in Group D 26-11-2013 06:01 PM

    Frankfurt: Bayern Munich and Manchester City have already qualified for the knockout stage from Group D, leaving CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen to fight for third place and a slot in the Europa League. Bayern, three points ahead of City, travels to CSKA, while City host Plzen, which is still...
  • Ribery will be out for 'long time': Pep Guardiola 22-11-2013 10:12 PM

    Munich: Bayern Munich winger and Ballon d'Or candidate Franck Ribery will be sidelined for longer than originally believed. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola told reporters on Friday that Ribery will be missing "for a long time," without being more specific. But Guardiola added that he now hopes to have Ribery back...
  • Bayern keeper's role easier under Guardiola: Neuer 29-10-2013 06:11 PM

    Manuel Neuer is better suited to new Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola's style of passing the ball out from the back than he was to the tactics of predecessor Jupp Heynckes, said the Germany goalkeeper. Guardiola took over from the treble-winning Heynckes in the close season and ball possession has...
  • Pep Guardiola attends first Oktoberfest with Bayern 07-10-2013 09:14 AM

    Munich: Bayern Munich switched its attention from football to beer on Sunday as players and coaching staff enjoyed the city's Oktoberfest celebrations. The Bundesliga leader toasted last season's treble-winning success and looked forward to more under new coach Pep Guardiola. The Spanish coach wore a traditional hat to go with...
  • Bayern Munich: new masters of tiki-taka 03-10-2013 01:07 PM

    May 25, 2013: this was the day when Bayern Munich announced to the world that they are ready to dominate European football in the coming years. Bayern won the Champions League beating arch rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the final and a week later went on to win the German...
  • Guardiola tips City to go far in Champions League 02-10-2013 08:44 AM

    Manchester: Pep Guardiola viewed his great record against old rival Manuel Pellegrini as irrelevant ahead of Wednesday's clash, with the Bayern Munich coach tipping Manchester City to go far in the Champions League. The pair faced each other eight times in La Liga while Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona...
  • Pellegrini's Guardiola jinx stands tall as Man City take on Bayern 01-10-2013 03:28 PM

    Manchester Manuel Pellegrini's record against Pep Guardiola is a sorry one but he gets another chance to finally put one over his tormentor when Manchester City host holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday. During his time in La Liga the Chilean was in the opposing dugout to...
  • Eric Abidal angry at Barcelona, claims lack of pay 06-09-2013 05:36 PM

    Paris: Eric Abidal is angry at how his Barcelona career came to an end and claims he was not even paid by the club when he was seriously ill. The 34-year-old Abidal had a liver transplant last April, ruling him out of the 2012 European Championship and keeping him away...
  • Mourinho, Guardiola renew rivalry in Super Cup 30-08-2013 09:11 AM

    Prague: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho renew their rivalry on Friday when Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet in the UEFA Super Cup, giving both coaches an opportunity to win a first piece of continental silverware with their new clubs. When Guardiola and Mourinho were coaching Spanish giants Barcelona and Real...
  • I will coach in England one day, says Pep Guardiola 29-08-2013 10:57 PM

    Prague: Pep Guardiola would like to work in England one day, said the new Bayern Munich coach on the eve of the UEFA Super Cup clash with Europa League holders Chelsea. The Spaniard replaced the Champions League-winning Jupp Heynckes at the Allianz Arena in the close season and said he...
  • Dortmund's new attack key to challenging Bayern 15-08-2013 06:30 PM

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund's new "five-star attack" is fueling speculation that Bayern Munich face a serious challenge in defending their Bundesliga title this season. While Bayern are still adapting to Pep Guardiola, Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has the advantage of five years' Bundesliga experience and a side well-attuned to his demands....
  • Bayern accept Arsenal's bid for Gustavo 12-08-2013 06:22 PM

    London: It is learnt that Bayern Munich have accepted Arsenal's 20 million bid for midfielder Luiz Gustavo. If Gustavo makes a move to the Emirates then this would be the club's record signing and would be Arsene Wenger's big signing of the summer. Moreover, it is believed Arsenal are going...
  • Bayern make winning Bundesliga start on Guardiola debut 10-08-2013 08:50 AM

    Munich: Treble winners Bayern Munich launched their Bundesliga title defence with a commanding 3-1 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday to mark a winning German league debut for new coach Pep Guardiola. Two first half goals in four minutes from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic and a 69th minute penalty...
  • Bayern Munich beat Manchester City 2-1 to win Audi Cup 02-08-2013 08:33 AM

    Munich: Treble winners Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Manchester City 2-1 in a mini pre-season tournament final on Thursday and look on track for the season's start next week. Bayern, who lost 4-2 to rivals Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup last week, take on...
  • Bayern Munich will not buy David Luiz: Pep Guardiola 31-07-2013 01:40 PM

    Munich: Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has denied rumours that the German football club are looking to sign defender David Luiz from Chelsea. Guardiola was reported to have asked the Bavarian club to buy Luiz after his side lost to Borussia Dortmund 2-4 in the German Supercup last Saturday. But...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday 29-07-2013 08:06 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Pep Guardiola to offer 40 million pounds for David Luiz? The 26-year-old defender has returned for pre-season with Chelsea under new Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho...