Pep Guardiola
Manchester City

Manager Profile

Pep
Guardiola

Personal Details

Country of Birth
Spain Spain
Status
Active
Joined Club
1 July 2016
Age
53 years 86 days
Date of Birth
18/01/1971
Premier League Seasons
8
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. 

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, and he was quickly catapulted to manager of the senior squad the following summer.

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 at 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.

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

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

They 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.

His Man City team retained the title the following season, and won it again in 2020/21, while also winning the FA Cup, three more EFL Cups and reaching a UEFA Champions League final.

In 2021/22 Guardiola would take his side to yet another Premier League title, City's second successive crown and fourth title in the last five seasons.

The club announced a new contract for Guardiola in November 2022 that will see him stay until the end of 2024/25.

Guardiola became only the second manager to lead his team to a hat-trick of Premier League titles, after Sir Alex Ferguson, when his City side were crowned 2022/23 champions.

City would also win the FA Cup and a first Champions league trophy, matching Man Utd's historic treble achievement of 1998/99.

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