Josep Guardiola

By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Jul 6th, 2012
0 Comments
9 Views
Manel Estiarte, former director of external relations at Barcelona, has stressed that Pep Guardiola will return to coaching again next year. The 41-year-old trainer left the Barca bench at the end of the 2011/12 campaign, saying that he felt exhausted after four stressful seasons in charge of the Cat...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
May 16th, 2012
0 Comments
7 Views
Barcelona have joined the race to sign Didier Drogba on a free transfer from Chelsea. The Spanish giants are ready to offer the veteran striker a two-year contract to beat off interest from China, Milan or the USA, according to The Sun. Chelsea have also offered Drogba, aged 34, a new two-year deal. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
May 6th, 2012
0 Comments
9 Views
Barcelona fittingly marked Josep Guardiola’s last home game in charge with a 4-0 win over city rivals Espanyol at the Nou Camp Saturday night. Lionel Messi got all four goals, moving to 50 in La Liga this season, six ahead of pichichi rival Cristiano Ronaldo, but even still the night belonged to the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
May 2nd, 2012
1 Comment
8 Views
Lionel Messi’s ninth hat-trick of the campaign saw the Argentine break Gerd Muller’s 39-year old record for goals in a European season as Barcelona thrashed Malaga at the Nou Camp. Carles Puyol opened the scoring, and Salomón Rondón equalised, before Messi took over with two penalties and a solo effo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
May 1st, 2012
0 Comments
13 Views
Pep Guardiola insists Barcelona still have plenty to play for, even with Real Madrid having likely won the Primera Division title. The Catalans have come up just short in the La Liga race this season, but the coach, speaking after their 7-0 demolition of Rayo Vallecano, said they must keep their conc...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Apr 30th, 2012
0 Comments
6 Views
Barcelona’s 7-0 steamrolling of Rayo Vallecano showed they were feeling no hangover from Josep Guardiola’s upcoming exit and means Real Madrid must wait at least one more round of games to claim the Primera División title. Madrid’s earlier 3-0 victory over Sevilla across the city ha...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 28th, 2012
0 Comments
9 Views
Madrid – Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said Friday he felt far too emotional to face the media glare at coach Pep Guardiola’s farewell announcement. “I want to thank Pep with all my heart for everything he has given me in my professional career and personally,” the 24-year-old Argentinian sa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Apr 27th, 2012
0 Comments
8 Views
Barcelona have called a press conference this morning in which the future of manager Pep Guardiola is expected to be revealed. The speculation in recent weeks is that the 41-year-old will seek a break from the pressures of managing the Catalan club, which he has propelled to unprecedented heights in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Apr 23rd, 2012
0 Comments
7 Views
Pep Guardiola says tomorrow’s Champions League return against Chelsea will now be the defining point of Barcelona’s campaign. The coach of the Catalan giants effectively ceded the Primera Division title to bitter rivals Real Madrid after a 2-1 defeat in ‘El Clasico’ at the Nou Camp on Saturday left t...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 14th, 2012
0 Comments
8 Views
UD levante 1 vs 2 Barcelona 90′ There will be three minutes of added time in this one. 89′ Substitution Xavi Torres Rubén Suárez 89′ Substitution Xavi Torres Rubén Suárez 88′ Substitution Barkero Juan Gómez López 88′ Barca are playing possession football in the latter stages of this one. If thereR...