Pep Guardiola Story
Pep Guardiola, a former Spanish football player is the present manager of the Premier League club, Manchester City Football Club and is a well-known name among football teams management. Being amongst the most triumphant managers of football clubs till date, Per Guardiola has always been appreciated by the entire football fraternity.
Childhood and Education
Josep Pep Guardiola Sala was born to Dolors, a housewife, and Valenti, a bricklayer on 18th January 1971 in Santpedor, Spain. Guardiola started his course as a footballer in Barcelona youth academy at the mere age of 13. Pep played as a defender, he was observed by the head coach of the team Johan Cruyff and was incorporated into the senior team at the age of 20.
Pep became a key defender in the Catalan Dream team of the 1990s that stated six La Liga designations, four Spain Super cups trophies, one European Cup, one UEFA Cup Winner’s trophy and two UEFA Super Cups. Overall, Guardiola turned up in four hundred and seventy-nine matches for his team in twelve seasons and was recognized as one of the most dependable defensive midfielders during his time.
After retiring as a footballer, Guardiola was chosen as Barcelona B administrator in 2007; though after some time, he accepted a proposal to coach the senior team. The new team assembled by Pep performed radiantly in both home and country championships and won ranks that included La Liga, Copa del Ray, and the Champions League designations.
Later, the club confirmed the title of Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup. Pep Guardiola became the first professional in football management genre to win six designations in a single season with only one team. He is also the one and only coach in Barcelona history that outran Real Madrid in El Clásico for five times.
During his four-season assignment in Barca, Pep Guardiola did not only collect fourteen designations, but also refined special playing style that astonished football lovers around the globe. Subsequently, after the 2011/2012 season, Guardiola left Football Club Barcelona and declared that he would have a furlough year in New York City. Later on, it was announced that he would take the control of Bayern Munich starting from the year 2013.
Guardiola conquered the Bundesliga designation, DFB-Pokal designation, as well as UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup designations in his very first season with Bayern. Pep Guardiola counseled Lionel Messi for four seasons on Football Club Barcelona before retiring from the team in 2013.
Pep Guardiola, 45, is a purist, with a mind-boggling work principle. His commitment to the game is unparalleled. A man of draconian standard, the Coldplay fan plays for his squad their song Viva La Vida afore every match. Guardiola married Cristina Serra in the year 2014, whom he had met when he was a teenager.
They have three children named Màrius(son), Maria, and Valentina(daughters). Apart from his footballing career, Guardiola supported the independence of Catalonia. In 2015, he assured that he will be participating in the campaign to stand for the independence of Catalonia in the parliamentary election of the year 2015.
FIFA World Coach of the Year