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Category: Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City seal £60m deal for Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez

• Long-term target signs five-year contract at Etihad• Mahrez: ‘City are redefining the English game’Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the 27-year-old costing a club record £60m that could rise to £75m with…

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Influence of Guardiola, Klopp and Pochettino is a big plus for England | Liam Rosenior

The presence of some of the world’s best coaches in the Premier League can only help the national side in RussiaJuly 4 1990 was the first time football broke my heart. I was six years old and spent three magical and exciting weeks watching England prog…

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Pep Guardiola: Yaya Touré’s accusation over African players is a lie

• Manchester City manager responds on Catalan TV• Touré left Etihad after eight years at season’s endPep Guardiola has defended himself against Yaya Touré’s accusation that he has a problem with African players, calling the Ivorian’s claim a “lie”.Tour…

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Kevin De Bruyne backs Pep Guardiola in Yaya Touré racism row

• Belgium midfielder dismisses claims against Man City manager• ‘When you don’t play there’s always something you try to find’Kevin De Bruyne has dismissed concerns from former Manchester City team-mate Yaya Touré over Pep Guardiola’s attitude towards …

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Yaya Touré: ‘jealous’ Guardiola wanted revenge over me at Manchester City

• Manager accused of spoiling Touré’s final season at City• ‘He manipulates and plays a lot with your head’Yaya Touré has accused Pep Guardiola of seeking “revenge” against him, claiming the Manchester City manager’s coaching reputation is “a myth” and…

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Pep Guardiola signs two-year Manchester City contract extension

• Manager had one season remaining on his deal• Guardiola due to spend at least five years with CityPep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City, taking him to the end of the 2020-21 season.If Guardiola sees out the contrac…

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Pep Guardiola: ‘the human quality of Manchester City players is outstanding’ – video

Around 100,000 fans turned out to see Manchester City’s Premier League victory parade through the streets of the city centre. Pep Guardiola’s side won the title by 19 points, with second-placed Manchester United never threatening to usurp them.The…

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Gaël Clichy: ‘Playing for Pep Guardiola at City was a major shock’ | Will Unwin

French defender hopes to help guide Istanbul Basaksehir to a first Turkish title and is intent on conducting himself like his former manager at Manchester City would expectGaël Clichy clearly remembers the moment Pep Guardiola changed his outlook on ho…

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Guardiola toasts Premier League success but admits next season will be tougher – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said they can’t let their guard down next season, insisting it will be even tougher to retain their Premier League title. The Spaniard toasted their success along with his backroom staff as Manchester City lifted t…

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Pep Guardiola still has his sights on points century for Manchester City

• Manager first wants to overhaul Chelsea record of 96 points• ‘These targets help to stay focused,’ says GuardiolaPep Guardiola admitted it would be nice for Manchester City to reach 100 points after his champions moved to 94 with their goalless draw …

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Alex Ferguson still in serious condition after brain haemorrhage

Former Manchester United players David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo among those sending messages of supportSir Alex Ferguson remains in a serious condition at the Salford Royal Hospital following a brain haemorrhage as the football world rallies to hi…

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Pep Guardiola sends ‘big hug’ after Sir Alex Ferguson’s brain surgery

• No updates on former Manchester United manager• Manchester City manager hopes for speedy recovery for FergusonPep Guardiola has sent his best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a speedy recovery. The former Manchester United boss, 76, is seriously ill i…

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Mike Summerbee credits Pep Guardiola with revolutionising English football

• Manchester City great praises Spaniard’s ‘total football’ approach• De Bruyne ‘similar’ to Colin Bell but comparisons ‘impossible’Mike Summerbee has praised Manchester City’s total football style under Pep Guardiola, in which every player from goalke…

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City ‘can be the best team in history’

• City just two points shy of Chelsea’s record tally with three to play• ‘It is incredible. We have something special in terms of confidence’Pep Guardiola has urged his Manchester City side to establish themselves as “the best team in history” after th…

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City ‘can be the best team in history’

• City just two points shy of Chelsea’s record tally with three to play• ‘It is incredible. We have something special in terms of confidence’Pep Guardiola has urged his Manchester City side to establish themselves as “the best team in history” after th…

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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,…