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Pep Guardiola takes charge of his final game as head coach of Barcelona on Friday - but he could be back sooner than planned. The Spaniard has hinted that his self-imposed break may not last that long - something likely to put Chelsea on high alert. He said: "I will receive all calls with pleasure,…
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Pep Guardiola will stand down as Barcelona head coach at the end of the season and will be replaced by his assistant Tito Vilanova. Barcelona have also been swift to appoint his successor, naming Guardiola's assistant Tito Vilanova as the new manager. Club president Sandro Rosell told journalists: "We have called you today to announce…
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At a press conference, FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola confirmed that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season. The Catalans announced that Tito Vilanova will take over as first team coach.
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Barcelona's season hangs in the balance, as the European champions welcome Chelsea to the Camp Nou on Tuesday for the Champions League semi-final second leg. Barcelona have had a bad week after consecutive defeats to Chelsea and Real Madrid in the space of four days. A 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge against the Premier League…
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Chelsea will look to show no fear when they take on European champions Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League semi-finals. Chelsea will go into the first leg of their tie with the Spaniards full of confidence after dispatching Tottenham 5-1 in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday. Roberto Di Matteo will hope that the…
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Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho came close to becoming Barcelona boss in 2008, it has been sensationally revealed. The self-confessed Special One was sacked by Chelsea in September 2007 – with former Barca vice-president Marc Ingla ready to hand over a contract to the Portuguese boss. “By January 2008 we had amazing pressure from his…
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manutd.comWith Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson set to retire in the next three years, the Old Trafford hierarchy will soon draw up a list of targets in order to make sure the club remains successful long into the future. Names such as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have been branded about in the press,…
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Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola has demanded more aggression from his players when they play Osasuna in the Copa del Rey on Thursday
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fifa.comBarcelona duo Lionel Messi and Xavi have been joined by Cristiano Ronaldo in the shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011. Argentinean international Messi picked up the award last year and the Barcelona star is favourite to pick up the title once more after a stunning 2010/11 season where he scored 53 goals in all…
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tottenhamhotspur.comBarcelona president Sandro Rosell is remaining coy over rumours linking the club with a move for Tottenham star Gareth Bale. Reports in Spain suggested Barcelona were stepping up their interest in Bale after sending an official to watch the Welshman in action last weekend with boss Pep Guardiola said to be a big fan of…
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Barcelona - fcbarcelona.comBarcelona have stepped up their interest in Gareth Bale, and are ready to make a £35 million bid. Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola sent his chief scout Albert Valentine to watch the Welshman in Tottenham’s win over Fulham on Sunday and with the player himself admitting he fancies a move abroad, a transfer seems…
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Barcelona - fcbarcelona.comBarcelona boss Pep Guardiola has hit back in his row with Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. Toure claimed that the Catalan boss blanked him during his time at the Nou Camp and was forced out of the club. However, the all-conquering Barca boss has claimed that Toure’s recollection of events is not quite…