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Category: Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City future hinges on his energy reserves

• ‘I don’t know how I will react to winning league,’ says manager• Guardiola demands no let-up against Swansea on SundayPep Guardiola has said how long he stays at Manchester City will depend on his energy reserves and his players’ hunger. He believes …

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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg: ‘Bayern is the school of forming a champion’ | David Hytner

As he prepares to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg reflects on life as a Bayern Munich wunderkind and playing for Pep GuardiolaWhen Pep Guardiola confronted Nathan Redmond at the end of Manchester City’s 2-1…

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Manchester City avoid transfer ban over Benjamin Garré signing

• Vélez Sarsfield lose CAS appeal over teenager’s transfer• Pep Guardiola set to have £200m to spend this summerManchester City have been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding the signing of Benjamin Garré by the court of arbitration for sport, clearing …

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What next for Pep Guardiola? It has to be the Champions League trophy | Barney Ronay

Manchester City’s joyous romp to the Premier League title presents the manager with a different kind of opportunityYou won. Fine. Now win again. Win better. Even in a moment of triumph, with his beautifully engineered seventh domestic title safely stow…

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Vulnerable channels and 20 zones: the tactics behind Guardiola’s title win

Manchester City have exploited the area between the opposition centre-back and full-back and the roles of Fernandinho and Ederson have been crucial tooOttmar Hitzfeld, the former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich coach, used to speak of the red zone,…

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What Pep Guardiola must do to make Manchester City even better

With the Premier League title won and the wounds from the Champions League exit raw, we assess areas City’s manager must address to improve his teamPep Guardiola can bridle at the suggestion he does not adjust the gameplan when required and for the 3-0…

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Manchester City have stirred hearts to earn a place in pantheon of great sides | Jonathan Wilson

Comparing title-winning sides from different eras is always tricky but Pep Guardiola’s champions will go down in history as one of the best to grace English footballThe statistics offer some measure of Manchester City’s greatness. They have won the tit…

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How Pep Guardiola’s tactics made Manchester City Premier League champions – video

Pep Guardiola has guided Manchester City to an emphatic Premier League title. With the league title wrapped up a month from the end of the season and City on course for a record number of both points and goals it seems business as usual for Guardiola, …

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Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after shock United defeat

• West Brom beat Manchester United to hand title to City• Guardiola adds Premier League medal to Bundesliga and La LigaManchester City have been confirmed as the Premier League champions after Manchester United slumped to a surprise 1-0 defeat at home …

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Pep Guardiola: ‘Premier League is harder to win than the Champions League’

• Manchester City manager says title would atone for European exit• ‘The league is everything … the players deserve all my respect’Pep Guardiola insisted that the Premier League is harder to win than the Champions League after Manchester City took a …

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Pep Guardiola unsure when Sergio Agüero will return for Manchester City

• Argentina striker will miss trip to Tottenham with knee injury• Guardiola claims he only has 14 fit players for match at WembleyPep Guardiola has cast doubt over Sergio Agüero playing for Manchester City again this season.Aguero suffered a knee probl…

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Ali Benarbia, the Manchester City star who could have played for Guardiola | Sachin Nakrani

The gifted Algerian, who was signed by Kevin Keegan and inspired the side to promotion in a short-lived spell with the club, may be the best City player you’ve never seenGiven the doom and gloom that has gripped Manchester City in the past few days, it…

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Never underestimate how hard it is to win – and manage in – the Premier League | Paul Wilson

After a rough week for Pep Guardiola, if it is any consolation, he is far from alone in the Premier League in letting standards slipThe image of Pep Guardiola with his head in his hands contemplating Manchester City’s Champions League exit from a seat …

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The bald fact for Pep Guardiola is rivals wised up to Manchester City | Barney Ronay

After three straight defeats, City’s manager is not ‘a fraud’ and neither has he been ‘found out’ – rather rivals have realised how to exploit his side’s weak spotsIs Pep Guardiola a bald fraud? Before Manchester City’s three consecutive defeats in the…

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Pep Guardiola receives two Uefa charges after outburst at referee

• Manager charged for protest and communicating from stands• Liverpool charged over fans’ throwing of fireworks and objectsPep Guardiola has been charged with two disciplinary offences by Uefa after Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to Liverpoo…

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Pep Guardiola blames Manchester City’s Champions League exit on poor decisions

• City manager was sent to stands after confronting referee• ‘He’s a referee he likes to feel different, he’s special’Pep Guardiola blamed decisions that went against Manchester City in both Champions League quarter-final legs as they were knocked out …

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Pep Guardiola hopes for ‘perfect game’ to prevail over Liverpool – video

Pep Guardiola says only the ‘perfect game’ will do as Manchester City head into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool lead 3-0 from the first leg but the City manager believes anything…

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Manchester City have ‘wow’ factor but they need Houdini-style escape

Liverpool will be in the box seat in the Champions League second leg, with only seven teams in 126 having overturned a 3-0 deficitThey tell a story at Manchester City, going back to the days when European Cup quarter?finals were for other clubs, about …

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Pep Guardiola asks Manchester City players for ‘perfect game’ against Liverpool

• Manager says side must be clinical to overturn 3-0 first-leg deficit• Hopes players will be inspired to achieve remarkable comebackPep Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City team to play “the perfect game” to overcome Liverpool in the Champions…

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Pep Guardiola seeks Manchester City hangover cure to face Liverpool

• Manager admits: ‘It’s difficult for our mood not winning’• But Guardiola sure City will create chances in second legPep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City’s inability to maintain a two?goal lead against Manchester United could weigh on playe…