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Pep Guardiola has been at the forefront of Manchester City's terrific campaign. (Getty Images) Exclusive

How Guardiola tweaked champions City after starting blues

By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 02:23 PM IST
  • It was during another international break last November that Pep Guardiola began plotting a turnaround that fetched Manchester City a third Premier League trophy in four seasons
Pep Guardiola. (Manchester City)
Pep Guardiola. (Manchester City)

This was the toughest Premier League title win: Pep Guardiola

Reuters | , Manchester
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 07:56 AM IST
  • City, who could complete a rare domestic and European double if they beat Chelsea in May 29th's Champions League final, ended their wait to be confirmed as league winners when second-placed Manchester United lost at home to Leicester.
Amey Ranawade: File photo(ISL)
Amey Ranawade: File photo(ISL)

Amey Ranawade relives a night of concussion, victory and Pep’s touch

By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 10:34 PM IST
It was a video message from Guardiola, delivered to him via officials of the City Football Group—the parent group of Manchester City and Mumbai City—who were with the Mumbai squad in the ISL bubble.
File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)
File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)

Tough times, we are fighting for you on the pitch: Guardiola's message for India

ANI | , Manchester
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 09:57 PM IST
India is currently battling the second wave of COVID-19 and athletes have been coming forward to do their bit to tackle the crisis.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: File photo(REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: File photo(REUTERS)

Manchester City players must stay calm to finish off PSG, says Guardiola

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 09:00 PM IST
City hold a 2-1 lead after an impressive performance in Paris last week and Guardiola's men are within touching distance of their first Champions League final.
Kohli and Guardiola. (IPL/Guardiola)
Kohli and Guardiola. (IPL/Guardiola)

'Time to finally learn cricket’s rules': Pep thanks 'friend' Virat for RCB shirt

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2021 11:20 AM IST
  • Guardiola recently uploaded a video on social media where he said that 'it's time to learn cricket rules'.
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Man City could break transfer record, says Guardiola

Reuters | , Manchester, England
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 09:16 PM IST
With Sergio Aguero leaving the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, City have been linked with Haaland in British media reports and Guardiola will get a closer look at him on the pitch in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.(Pool via REUTERS)
Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.(Pool via REUTERS)

Guardiola says no regrets over Sancho's Man City exit

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 09:02 AM IST
Sancho, a product of City's academy, rejected a new contract at the Premier League club when he was 17 to join Dortmund in 2017.
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.(Pool via REUTERS)

Man City playing almost 'Total Football' under Guardiola: Rose

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Guardiola's City are league leaders in the English top-flight, boasting a 14-point lead over second-placed and rivals Manchester United.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Manchester City - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - February 17, 2021 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before the match Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Manchester City - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - February 17, 2021 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before the match Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan(Pool via REUTERS)

City's Guardiola is the Heston Blumenthal of football says Moyes

Reuters | , London'
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:13 AM IST
British celebrity chef Blumenthal is well known for his creative concoctions, which include unusual culinary delights like snail porridge and bacon and egg flavoured ice cream.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)

Manchester City's Guardiola hails West Ham resurgence under Moyes

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:51 PM IST
City are in a purple patch of their own having won their 19th straight game in all competitions by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday but, Guardiola said he was not targeting records.
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)

'Nothing special': Guardiola downplays Champions League hype

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:09 PM IST
Pushed repeatedly about the significance of the Champions League — surely, for example, it is bigger than the English League Cup? — Guardiola used the same old mantra, in a clear attempt to take the pressure off both him and City.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)

Manchester City's Guardiola backs 'exceptional' Klopp to bounce back

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 10:59 PM IST
Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Leicester City left champions Liverpool 13 points behind leaders Manchester City having played a game more, and even led to speculation that Klopp could walk away from the club.
Liverpool: Manchester City's Phil Foden controls the ball between Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, left, and Liverpool's Fabinho during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool.(AP)
Liverpool: Manchester City's Phil Foden controls the ball between Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, left, and Liverpool's Fabinho during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool.(AP)

Guardiola''s patient approach pays off with flourishing Foden

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 09:22 PM IST
“We saw something special. Unique,” Guardiola recalled about the day Foden — then a precocious 17-year-old — joined in training with City's senior squad for the first time.
File photo of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero(REUTERS)
File photo of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero(REUTERS)

Guardiola confident Aguero will have part to play in title run-in

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST
The 32-year-old Argentine, who missed the start of the campaign following knee surgery and then suffered a hamstring issue, tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)

Manchester City's Guardiola looks to set home record straight against Palace

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Palace have recorded a rare victory and a draw in the last two seasons on their trips to the Etihad Stadium and Guardiola said he was wary of their defensive resilience having held in-form Arsenal to a 0-0 draw on Thursday.
File photo of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(Getty Images)
File photo of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(Getty Images)

Manchester United gaining respect from rivals ahead of crucial week

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:35 PM IST
It makes for a potentially transformative week for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who just a month ago was under real pressure — not for the first time in his turbulent, two-year tenure — after a group-stage elimination in the Champions League.
File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)
File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)

Manchester City’s Guardiola might prolong managerial career

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Guardiola managed Barcelona from 2008-12 and spent three years in charge of Bayern Munich before joining City, who he has guided to two Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup since his arrival in 2016.
Lionel Messi counts himself “lucky” to have worked under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona(Twitter)
Lionel Messi counts himself “lucky” to have worked under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona(Twitter)

Messi says ‘lucky’ to have worked under Guardiola

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Messi was a mainstay of Guardiola’s Barca side that won 14 major titles and has been linked with a switch to City since the manager signed a new deal that will keep him at the Premier League club until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)

Manchester City cannot rely on Santa for goals, says Guardiola

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:05 AM IST
“Our game has to come back because the goals don’t come as a present from Santa Claus. They come from our performances,” said Pep Guardiola.
File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)
File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)

Guardiola concerned by Manchester City’s wastefulness

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:56 AM IST
Guardiola’s side have scored 19 goals in 13 Premier League games, just over half of the 37 they had netted at the same stage of the previous campaign.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - December 16, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho after the match(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - December 16, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho after the match(Pool via REUTERS)

Mourinho takes aim at Klopp - and Guardiola - after Liverpool loss

Liverpool | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 01:45 PM IST
It was hard to take for Mourinho whose team were not only moments away from a hard-earned draw but could have won the game with Steven Bergwijn hitting the post and Harry Kane missing a great chance.
SArsenal manager Mikel Arteta(Pool via REUTERS)
SArsenal manager Mikel Arteta(Pool via REUTERS)

Arsenal must trust in Arteta, says Guardiola

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:02 PM IST
With 13 points from 12 Premier League games, Arsenal are off to their worst start to a campaign in almost 40 years and the pressure is building on Arteta, who was given the manager’s job last December after winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups under Guardiola at City.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - FC Porto v Manchester City - Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal - December 1, 2020 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola Pool via REUTERS/Miguel Riopa/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - FC Porto v Manchester City - Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal - December 1, 2020 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola Pool via REUTERS/Miguel Riopa/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)

Guardiola wants Manchester City fit and firing for Gladbach test

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Despite a series of injury setbacks this season, City topped Champions League Group C with 16 points from six matches and Guardiola is hoping to have a full-strength squad at his disposal when they travel to Moenchengladbach in February.
Photo of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero(Twitter)
Photo of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero(Twitter)

Pep Guardiola hails Sergio Aguero’s scoring instincts

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Aguero, City’s record goalscorer, missed the start of the season following a knee surgery and suffered another setback against Olympiakos last month.
Photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Twitter)
Photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Twitter)

No rest for Manchester City as Guardiola focuses on form

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:16 AM IST
City’s squad has been tested by injury and illness early in the new season but they looked to be firing on all cylinders in Saturday’s 5-0 Premier League win over Burnley
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates their second goal.(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates their second goal.(Pool via REUTERS)

Guardiola backs Man City’s attack to fire on all cylinders again

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:23 PM IST
City have scored 10 goals in four games of Europe’s elite club competition this season, as many as they have managed in eight Premier League matches, but Guardiola said he had seen enough in the clash in Greece to suggest they were improving.
File photo of Guardiola and Messi.(Getty Images)
File photo of Guardiola and Messi.(Getty Images)

Manchester City boss Guardiola hopes Messi ends career at Barcelona

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 10:04 PM IST
“Messi’s a player for Barcelona. If you ask me my opinion I have huge gratitude for what Barcelona have done for me. I want him to finish his career there,” Guardiola told reporters ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)

Guardiola extends Man City contract to 2023

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Guardiola’s current five-year stay at City is the longest spell in charge of a single club since he began his managerial career in 2008.
File photo of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.(AP)
File photo of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.(AP)

Coaches fret over tight fixtures, injuries in Europe

NEW DELHI | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 08:46 AM IST
There has been a spate of positive Covid-19 results since football resumed across the world and it is expected that this virus-hit season will see many more players missing games.
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