Pep Guardiola

  • Man City boss Guardiola hopes Messi ends career at Barcelona
    (Reuters): Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he is unsure what the future holds for Lionel Messi but hopes as a Barcelona fan that the Argentine forward will remain at the La Liga club until the end of his career. Guardiola, who has guided City to two Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup following his arrival in 2016, signed a new two-year deal on Thursday that will keep him in charge until the end of the 2022-23 season. The former Barca manager&#
  • Man City's Guardiola puts focus on European progress as Liverpool clash looms
    (Reuters): Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will pick his strongest side to face Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus in the Champions League on Tuesday, despite facing domestic rivals Liverpool in the Premier League five days later. Illness and injuries to key first-team players means City are sitting 10th in the league standings with 11 points from six matches, representing Guardiola's worst start to a season in his coaching career. City, however, are in pole p
  • Guardiola confident Manchester City will find consistency
    MARSEILLE, France, October 28 (Reuters): Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was confident his team would find the consistency they need after their 3-0 victory at Olympique de Marseille in the Champions League on Tuesday. City took control of Group C with six points from two games, leading Porto and Olympiakos by three points while OM are bottom of the table after two defeats. Guardiola's side got off to a slugglish start in the Premier League, sitting in 13th place w
  • Man City to field mainly academy players in League Cup - Guardiola
    WOLVERHAMPTON, England, September 22 (Reuters): Manchester City will draft in players from the club's youth academy for Thursday's League Cup match at home to Bournemouth with manager Pep Guardiola saying he did not have the squad size to compete in two competitions at this stage of the campaign. The delayed start to the season means the third round of the League Cup, in which City are holders, comes three days after their opening 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on M
  • Guardiola contract talks will be 'natural conversation': City chairman
    MANCHESTER, England, August 25 (Reuters): Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has less than a year left on his contract with the club, but chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says there are no plans for set-piece talks with the Spaniard. Two-times Premier League winner Guardiola has a close relationship with City's Director of Football Txiki Begiristain and Chief Executive Ferran Soriano, who all worked together at Barcelona. Khaldoon says the way City operate behind the scen
  • The Champions League has become a thorn in Guardiola's side
    LISBON, August 16 (Reuters): With the millions they have invested in top players and with the most respected coach of his generation in charge, Manchester City should be doing much better than going out of the Champions League in the last eight. But after their shock 3-1 defeat by Olympique Lyonnais on Saturday that is exactly what City have done in the last three years. Guardiola was brought into the club, by their Abu Dhabi based owner Sheikh Mansour, after his predecessor
  • City deserve an apology, says defiant Guardiola
    MANCHESTER, England, July 14 (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team deserved an apology, after their two-year UEFA ban from European football was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) -- a verdict he called "a good day for football".   Guardiola said the club's reputation had been damaged by the furore around allegations that they broke Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and fired back at comments from rival managers Jose
  • Manchester City coach Guardiola's mother dies after coronavirus infection
    Madrid, April 6 (IANS): The 82-year-old mother of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has died of COVID-19, the English Premier League club reported on Monday. Guardiola's club published a statement which explained: "The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona (north-east Spain) after contracting coronavirus. She was 82-years-old. Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sym