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Barcelona's Pep Guardiola 'on brink of leaving club'

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    Pep Guardiola is understood to be on the brink of ending his tenure as manager of Barcelona after telling the club he cannot carry on.
    The 41-year-old Catalan will announce his intentions at a press conference at the Nou Camp on Friday afternoon.
    And barring a last-minute change of heart, Guardiola is expected to confirm his departure from the club he has led to two Champions League titles.
    Pep Guardiola factfile

    • Born: 18 January 1971 in Santpedor, Spain.
    • Playing career: Barcelona B (1990-92), Barcelona (1990-2001), Brescia (2001-02), Roma (2002-03), Brescia (2003), Al-Ahli (2003-05), Dorados (2005-06), Spain (1992-2001).
    • Managerial career: Barcelona B (2007-08), Barcelona (2008-present)
    • Honours (as manager): 3 La Liga titles, 1 Copa Del Ray, 2 Champions League titles, 2 Uefa Super Cups, 2 Fifa World Club Cups.

    The Barcelona manager has arranged to meet his players on Friday morning.
    It is thought Guardiola will take a year-long break from football should he leave his post.
    Guardiola spent three hours with Barcelona president Sandro Rossell on Thursday morning.
    During the talks, which took place at Rossell's private home in the city, Guardiola is understood to have expressed his belief that he could "not go on."
    What had begun as discussions over an extension to his one-year rolling contract soon turned into a push to keep Guardiola at the club. Rossell is understood to have offered Guardiola unlimited spending power this summer but the Catalan will not base his decision on money.
    Guardiola, who captained the club as a player, has always maintained that he would do what was best for the club. He spent Thursday afternoon with his family and is expected to tell Rossell of his decision later tonight.
    Barca this season

    • Spanish Super Cup: Won (5-4 on agg v Real Madrid)
    • La Liga: Trail Real Madrid by seven points with four games to play.
    • Copa Del Ray: Face Athletic Bilbao in the final on 24 May.
    • Fifa World Club: Won (4-0 v Santos)
    • Champions League: Lost in semi-final (2-3 v Chelsea)
    • Overall record: P62 W43 D12 L4

    While it cannot be ruled out that Guardiola may change his mind, the club fear that the man who has led them to two Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns has made his decision.
    The manner of the defeat by Real Madrid on Saturday, a result which effectively saw Barcelona relinquish their Primera Division title to Jose Mourinho's men and the Champions League defeat by Chelsea have prompted this rethink.
    Rosell has, however, been firmly behind his manager in the wake of those results. "I hope that Josep is our coach next season", Rosell said on Wednesday.
    "We have confidence in him; he is essential for our type of play."
    Guardiola stepped up from manager of the Barcelona B in 2008 and has gone on to become the most successful coach in the club's illustrious history.
    During his four-year tenure, Guardiola has won two Champions League crowns, three La Liga trophies, one Copa del Rey, three Supercopas, two Uefa Super Cups and two Fifa Club World Cups.

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    Pep Guardiola to end reign as Barcelona coach in summer

    Pep Guardiola will stand down as Barcelona manager at the end of the season after deciding not to renew his rolling one-year contract.
    The 41-year-old, who made 479 appearances for Barca between 1990 and 2001, was appointed in 2008 and has led the Catalan club to 13 trophies.
    But they look set to miss out to Real Madrid in La Liga and were knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea.
    It is understood that Guardiola will take a year-long break from the game.
    An 1100 BST news conference has been called at the Nou Camp, where he is expected to explain the decision.
    Guardiola spent three hours with Barca president Sandro Rosell on Thursday and informed his players on Friday morning.
    He is the most successful coach in Barca history, with three league titles, two Champions Leagues and a Copa del Rey among his haul.
    The former Spain midfielder has overseen the rise of three-time world player of the year Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta, while bringing Cesc Fabregas back to the club from Arsenal.

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    He will stay, we still need you Pep
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    If this is True then Barcelona needs to consider hiring a Manager of Such calibre as Guadiola. However they should consider changing their playing tactics a litle bit since many teams have already known the way Barcelona is playing this is what currently making an obstacle for success in Barcelona. The current results tell themselves!!!
    If Guadiola will not change mind and stay in Barcelona for another season then i will adivice Barca to high one Among the following Coaches;
    1. Guus Hiddink
    2. Rijkaard
    3. Arsene Wenger
    4. Megath

    Note: Mourinho is a Good Coach but if Barcelona will high him we will loose the test of Barcelona sweetest passing,dribling and total cotrol game and change into Style of Packing Train or Buses in the Backline!
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    Katika mkutano na waandishi wa habari unaoendelea hivi sasa, kocha wa Barca, Pep Guardiola anathibitisha kuwa baada ya kuiongoza Barca kwa miaka minne, ameamua kuiacha Barca mwisho wa msimu huu.

    Hongera Pep, umesoma alama za nyakati. Hakuna haja ya kusubiri "kupigwa mawe" (ndio uondoke) na kuisukuma timu katika maangamizi. Kila heri Pep Guardiola!
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    [FONT=&quot]1971:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Born January 18 in Manresa, Barcelona. Nicknamed 'Pep'. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1990:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] December - Makes Barcelona debut against Cadiz. Coach Johan Cruyff converts him from right wing to centre midfield. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1991:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Makes four league appearances as Barca win Primera Division. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1992:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] May - Helps Barca retain league title and win European Cup, beating Sampdoria 1-0 at Wembley. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]August - Scores in Olympic final in Barcelona against Ghana as Spain take gold medal. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]October - Makes full international debut in Belfast against Northern Ireland. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1993:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Makes 28 appearances as Barca win third consecutive title. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1994:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] The Cruyff 'Dream Team' make it four league wins in a row, with Guardiola as captain on last day of the season. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1995:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Scores his first two top-flight goals, but Barca are beaten to the title by Real Madrid. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1996:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Cruyff quits. Barca make Copa del Rey final, but are beaten by Atletico Madrid in Copa and the league. Spain coach Javier Clemente leaves Guardiola out of Euro '96 squad. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1997:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Barca, under Bobby Robson, win Copa del Rey and European Cup Winners' Cup but again finish behind Madrid in league. Louis van Gaal becomes new trainer at Camp Nou. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1998:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Barcelona beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on aggregate to take last European Super Cup played over two legs. Van Gaal's side also win La Liga and Copa del Rey but Guardiola plays only six times and misses out on World Cup squad place. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1999:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Barca retain league, but fail to make the Champions League final at the Camp Nou. Guardiola plays 22 times, scoring once. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2000:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Barca defeated 5-3 on aggregate by Valencia in Champions League semi-finals. Finish second in Primera Division, five points behind Deportivo La Coruna. Plays in all four of Spain's Euro 2000 games. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2001:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] June - Barca finish season in fourth. Knocked out of Copa del Rey at last-four stage by Celta Vigo. The 1-1 second-leg draw at Camp Nou is Guardiola's last game in the Blaugrana shirt. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]September - Signs for Brescia in Serie A. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]November 11 - Banned from Italian football, having tested positive for nandrolone after Brescia's 1-0 win over Piacenza on October 21. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]November 28 - Tests positive for nandrolone again after match against Lazio on November 4. Later banned for a total of four months by Lega Calcio and fined €2,000. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2002:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Signs for Roma but plays only four games in his one season at the club. Returns to Brescia in winter transfer window where, along with Roberto Baggio, he is key in helping them avoid relegation. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2003:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Signs for Qatari side Al-Ahly for two seasons and has an immediate impact, winning the best foreign newcomer award. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2005:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] After a coaching course in Spain, joins Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico in December, but only plays until March before returning to finish the course. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2006:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] July - Becomes a qualified coach. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]November - Announces his retirement from playing. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2007:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] July - Named as coach of Barcelona B. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]October - Cleared of drug charges from six years earlier. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2008: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Named head coach of Barcelona, to replace Frank Rijkaard on June 30. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2009:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] May 2 - Steers Barca to 6-2 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]May 13 - Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 4-1 to win the Copa del Rey and earn Guardiola first silverware as coach. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]May 16 - Madrid's defeat at Villarreal secures Barca a first league title since 2006. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]May 27 - Barca beat Manchester United 2-0 in Champions League final to become the first Spanish club to complete the treble. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]August - Wins European Super Cup with a 1-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk and the Spanish Supercopa with 5-1 aggregate win over Athletic Bilbao. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]December 19 - Barca claim their sixth trophy of the year with a 2-1 win over Estudiantes in the Club World Cup. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2010: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]April 10 - Becomes the first manager in Barcelona's history to beat Real Madrid four times in a row in El Clasico. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]April 28 - Knocked out of Champions League at semi-final stage, going down 3-2 on aggregate to eventual champions Inter Milan. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]May - Steers Barca to 20th La Liga title with a European record of 99 points. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]July 14 - Signs one-year contract extension to remain at the Camp Nou until June 30, 2011. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]November 29 - Leads Barca to a famous 5-0 Clasico victory over Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2011:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] February - Signs one-year contract extension to keep him at Barca until June 2012. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]April 26 - Leads Barca to Copa Del Rey final for second year in a row but they lose 1-0 to Real Madrid. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]May 2 - Guides Barca to their second Champions League final in three years, beating Real Madrid over two-legged semi. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]May 11 - Leads Barca to third straight Primera Division title, secured with two games to spare by 1-1 draw at Levante. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]May 28 - Wins Champions League for the second time as Barca coach, beating Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]August - Leads Barcelona to victories in the Spanish Supercopa and UEFA Super Cup. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]December 18 - Barca beat Santos 4-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup final. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2012:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] April 21 - Barca lose 2-1 at home to Real Madrid - a result which puts Mourinho's men seven points clear with just four games remaining. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]April 24 - Barca only manage a 2-2 draw at home to Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, meaning they go out 3-2 on aggregate. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]April 27 - Announces he will not renew his contract and will leave Barca at the end of the season.[/FONT]
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    Pep Guardiola's decision to quit as Barcelona coach was no great shock - but the appointment of assistant Francesc 'Tito' Vilanova as the new boss was surprising to say the least. But who is Guardiola’s right-hand man, and is he the right appointment?
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    • Logic dictated that Guardiola would be replaced by a ‘club’ man, someone with Barcelona blood in his veins and strong knowledge of the inner workings of the club. That has been the 'boot room' tradition, and it continues to be thus.
      The bookies’ favourite was Athletic Bilbao’s Marcelo Bielsa, but he was never in the running, with no connection to the club and an eccentric personality that would likely upset the club hierarchy and sponsors.
      A more rational choice seemed Luis Enrique who - like Guardiola - is a former Barca midfielder and B-team head coach; he joined Roma in the summer though, and is overseeing a long-term project at the Serie A giants. His single season thus far has hinted at nothing other than a young coach learning his trade, the jury still out on the ex-Spain international.
      Similarly, former Barca and Holland sweeper Frank de Boer had a good claim for the job - an adherent to Total Football, his first season as Ajax boss yielded a Dutch title, and he is set to repeat the trick this time out.
      An outside bet was current Barca B boss Eusebio, also a former midfielder at the club, but he has been tarnished somewhat by a poor spell in charge of Celta Vigo, hinting he may not be up to the top job.
      But Vilanova? A Barca youth-team product, yes, but a journeyman pro who barely touched Spain’s top flight? A man with no actual experience as a head coach (although he was Terassa’s director of football), having been Guardiola’s B-team assistant as well as senior number two?
      It is a strikingly odd decision to many, but our Spanish office think it is the correct one.
      "When Guardiola became a coach, his right-hand man was always Tito Vilanova," says Jorge Ordas, football editor at
      "A lot of people believe Tito is the real brain behind Barcelona’s success, the tactical creator and the training-ground coach, with Guardiola the ‘face’ of the team, both publicly and to the players.
      "There is a concern that the players may still see him as a ‘number two’. In this case, it is important that the captains - the senior players like Carles Puyol, Xavi, Victor Valdes and Andres Iniesta - are with Tito.
      "If he keeps them on his side, he will be able to manage the team properly."
      There may be other, political reasons for this appointment.
      The notoriously conservative board do not want their coach to rock the boat, either internally or with the football authorities, something they could not count on with Dutchman De Boer, and certainly not with the outspoken Bielsa.
      He also brings continuity. Whether or not you agree that Vilanova was the brains behind the operation, as Guardiola’s assistant - and a fellow former midfielder - you can count on his philosophy being consistent with the Xavi-driven passing rhythm established at the Camp Nou.
      Loyalty is another attribute that Barca value greatly. Vilanova stayed with Pep after he replaced Frank Rijkaard as first-team coach, despite being offered the chance to manage the B team in Spain’s third tier, not to mention other coaching jobs. He has done his time and, as club policy dictates, should be given his opportunity.
      There are obvious concerns though. The only Barcelona boss in recent history to have not played international football was Louis van Gaal, who already had an excellent coaching record and had been a solid professional player in Holland and Belgium.
      Can the inexperienced number two exercise his will over the egos of superstars such as Lionel Messi and the increasingly playboy Gerard Pique?
      Can Vilanova keep his cool under pressure, particularly in the face of provocative antics from Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who infamously poked him in the eye after a fiery Clasico?
      Is he close to being as attractive a proposition to potential new signings, or is this appointment making a statement that the Cantera is king, that the likes of Isaac Cuenca, Thiago Alcantra and Cristian Tello are the future?
      There is another theory, that Vilanova is ‘holding the fort’ until Luis Enrique, De Boer or even Xavi is ready. It would be a risky ploy - such experiments tend to fail disastrously - but given how far ahead Barca and Real are from the chasing pack, one that would hardly see them slide out of contention for titles.
      Barca seem to think he fits the bill, as they did when they employed Guardiola four years ago - which, at the time, was itself considered a risky appointment. And that turned out just fine...
      Five facts about Tito Vilanova, the new Barcelona head coach (Reuters):
      - Born September 17, 1969 in Bellcaire d'Emporda in Spain.
      - On the youth team books at Barca, he went on to play for the likes of Celta Vigo and Mallorca as a midfielder.
      - He was Barcelona B assistant coach with Guardiola in 2007-08 and graduated to the first team with Guardiola in 2008, again as his number two.
      - Vilanova was famously poked in the eye by Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho during a fracas at the Spanish Super Cup last August.
      - He had a successful operation on a tumour in his saliva glands in November
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