Josep Guardiola

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JosepGuardiola

Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
    Spain
  • Status
    Active
  • Joined Club
    1 July 2016
  • Age
    47 years 245 days
  • Date of Birth
    18/01/1971
  • Premier League Seasons
    3
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Sunderland (h),
    13 August 2016, Won 2 - 1

Manager Bio

Pep Guardiola has been the Manchester City manager since the start of 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 played for Brescia, Roma, Al-Ahli and Dorados de Sinaloa.

He won six LaLiga 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 coach 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, replacing Frank Rijkaard at the end of the 2007/08 season. 

He stamped his mark at Camp Nou as his first campaign in charge brought success in the UEFA Champions League, LaLiga 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. 

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 Manchester City for the 2016/17 Premier League season.

Man City finished third and then, in the next campaign, broke the Premier League record for most consecutive wins, with 18 victories between August and December 2017.

Guardiola lifted his first trophy in England following a 3-0 win over Arsenal in the 2018 Carabao Cup final.

The Citizens dominated throughout the 2017/18 Premier League season, with Guardiola securing his first league title in English football with a record of 106 goals, 32 wins and 100 points.

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