Josep Guardiola

Manager Profile

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Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
    Spain
  • Status
    Active
  • Joined Club
    1 July 2016
  • Age
    46 years 276 days
  • Date of Birth
    18/01/1971
  • Premier League Seasons
    2
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Sunderland (h),
    13 August 2016, Won 2 - 1

Manager Bio

Pep Guardiola will get his first taste of Premier League football after being appointed Manchester City manager for the 2016/17 campaign. 

The Spanish coach signed a deal to replace Manuel Pellegrini during the 2015/16 season and officially took charge over the summer after cutting his ties with Bayern Munich. 

As a player, Guardiola spent the majority of his career at Barcelona but also turned out for Brescia, Roma, Al-Ahli and Dorados de Sinaloa.

He won six La Liga titles and lifted the European Cup in 1992, the same year that he won Olympic Gold with Spain. 

Guardiola's first taste of coaching came as head of Barcelona’s B team in June 2007. With Tito Vilanova as his assistant, Guardiola achieved promotion and was quickly catapulted to manager of the senior squad to replace Frank Rijkaard at the end of the 2007/08 season. 

He stamped his mark at the Nou Camp as his first campaign in charge brought success in the form of the UEFA Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey.

It was the club’s first ever treble and at 37 years of age, it made Guardiola the youngest manager to lift the UEFA Champions League in history. 

In total he would spend four seasons as manager of the Spanish side, winning 14 trophies across six different competitions before taking a break from football after the 2011/12 campaign came to a close. 

Guardiola returned to coaching ahead of 2013/14 to replace Jupp Heynckes at German team Bayern Munich. He won three Bundesliga titles on the bounce with silverware also coming via the DFB-Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. 

After three years in Munich, the former FIFA World Coach of the Year agreed a move to Man City for the 2016/17 Premier League season.

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  • An AFC Bournemouth fan takes a selfie with Pep Guardiola

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