Pep Guardiola

  • Club will never fire Pep Guardiola, says Bayern chairman 2 days ago

    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 Karl-Heinz 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 2-0 with two extra-time 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 5-0 aggregate defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals and said he would not change the way his team played football. The 4-0 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 possession-based 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 less-than-convincing in some recent matches. In the Champions League, Real Madrid take a 1-0 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 semi-final 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 24, 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...
  • Familiar foe Pep Guardiola blocking Real Madrid's path to glory April 22, 2014

    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 Bernabeu,...
  • Guardiola struggles to entertain tough Bavarian crowd April 10, 2014

    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 treble,...
  • Bayern must be disciplined against resilient United: Pep Guardiola April 8, 2014

    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 tactics...
  • Faltering Manchester United face ultimate challenge in Bayern Munich April 1, 2014

    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 huge...
  • Bayern Munich: the unstoppable German champions on a rampage March 26, 2014

    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, the...
  • Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola March 26, 2014

    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 and...
  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time March 26, 2014

    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 one back...
  • Bayern far from untouchable in Champions League March 12, 2014

    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 first...
  • Bayern Munich wary ahead of tie against Arsenal in Champions League March 11, 2014

    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 February 19, 2014

    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 Emirates...
  • Arsenal will be Bayern's acid test, says Guardiola February 19, 2014

    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 December 11, 2013

    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 Madrid,...
  • Bayern, City race for first-place finish in Group D November 26, 2013

    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 without...
  • Ribery will be out for 'long time': Pep Guardiola November 22, 2013

    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 for the...
  • Bayern keeper's role easier under Guardiola: Neuer October 29, 2013

    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 always...
  • Pep Guardiola attends first Oktoberfest with Bayern October 7, 2013

    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 the...
  • Bayern Munich: new masters of tiki-taka October 3, 2013

    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 October 2, 2013

    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 and...
  • Pellegrini's Guardiola jinx stands tall as Man City take on Bayern October 1, 2013

    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 former...