Pep Guardiola & Sandro Rosell
Josep Pep Guardiola i Sala (born 18 January 1971) is a Spanish football manager and former player. Alexandre Rosell i Feliu (born March 6, 1964 in Barcelona, Spain), commonly known as Sandro Rosell , is the current president of FC Barcelona./5
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WHY GUARDIOLA LEFT BARCELONA .. . . . . . . . . . . Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, has revealed he left FC Barcelona in 2012 because he was exhausted. The 43-year-old decided to go on a sabbatical after winning 14 trophies – amongst them two Champions League titles – in just four years with the Catalan giants. Guardiola denies leaving Camp Nou due to issues with Sandro Rosell, the Former Barcelona president, but because he had reached his personal ‘limits of exhaustion’. “It isn’t true that I left because (then president Sandro) Rosell didn’t support me in rebuilding the squad,” he is quoted in another excerpt from his book Herr Pep. “I was at my limit of exhaustion and I wasn’t sure at all about what options I could offer the team. I didn’t ask to rebuild the squad, because I was the one who had decided to leave.” On the subject whether he would be keen to return to the Catalan giants Guardiola says ambiguous, “The way the club is organised, there are only two options: eith ...
PEP EXPLAINS BERCELONA EXIT source : ESPN soccer Pep Guardiola reveals that he left Barcelona because he was "at the limit" of his exhaustion in a new book about the now-Bayern Munich coach, AS reports. - Schaaf: A fruitful tour for Bayern - Gurdiola proud of victory over Chavas Herr Pep, written with his full authorisation by journalist Marti Perarnau, reveals that his departure from the Camp Nou had nothing to do with a falling-out with former club president Sandro Rosell. AS reports that journalist Isaac Lluch, the Germany correspondent for Catalan daily Ara, has had a sneak preview of the book, which is due to be published in Catalan and Spanish in September. It was written after Perarnau was authorised to spend 200 days a year with Guardiola, who told him: "Write everything you see and criticise everything you want to in the book, but during the season don't write anything that you see behind closed doors." The coach says: "It isn't true that I left because Rosell didn't support me in rebuilding the ...
Breaking News | Sandro Rosell has confirmed Pep Guardiola will step down as Barcelona manager at the end of the season. …
the man with 'Barça DNA' →Tito Vilanova died almost two years after fulfilling his lifelong dream: to manage the FC Barcelona first team. On 27th April 2012, Sandro Rosell announced that the coach from Bellcaire would replace Pep Guardiola, for whom he had acted as right-hand man since both joined Barça B in 2007 May your Soul Rest in Peace R.I.P Tito :(
Joan Laporta hugely critical of Sandro Rosell plans to be president in 2016 with Johan Cruyff n a possible return for Pep Guardiola as coach
Pep Guardiola goes off on Sandro Rosell, Barcelona -
The former Blaugrana president has criticized incumbent Sandro Rosell's running of the club and has confirmed that he will enter the 2016 elections Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has launched an attack on successor Sandro Rosell and has confirmed his desire to run for re-election in 2016. The 50-year-old believes the club dealt with the contract renewals of ex-coach Pep Guardiola and goalkeeper Victor Valdes badly and has again voiced his belief that the future Bayern Munich boss's exit was due in part to Rosell's regime. “Every day I’m more excited and more ready to be president again," he is quoted as saying by AS. "There will be elections in 2016 and that will be the time to reflect if I can do it on a professional, personal and family level.” “I don’t think the club did enough to try and convince Pep to stay. If he was fed up, the board was partly to blame. “I respect Valdes’ decision, but you have to ask yourself why this board does not want players as important as him to stay. ...
Joan Laporta has confirmed that he will run for the Barcelona presidential elections with tge aim of unsitting Sandro Rosell. He blamed the current Barca board n president for undermining Pep Guardiola n not renewing Eric Abidal's contract. Laporta was instrumental in the appointment of Guardiola as the Barca head coach. On the other hand the current Barcelona president, Rosell is the main reason Pep Guardiola decided to walk away from the Camp Nou outfit. I welcome the news of the possible return of Joan Laporta with both hands.
Barcelona's coach Josep Guardiola arrives at a Press Conference in Barcelona on April 27, 2012. Pep Guardiola is leaving the club, ending a four-year reign over one of the greatest eras in club football, the club president announced Today. Barcelona president Sandro Rosell made the announcement at a packed news conference in the Camp Nou alongside the 41-year-old coach. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/GettyImages �
Declared Barcelona president Sandro Rosell from the departure of coach Pep Guardiola at the end of the season
Sandro Rosell (barcelona president) on Pep Guardiola: "We miss him," he said. "The bond he had with Barcelona will be talked about forever in the history of football, but life goes on. "If he put himself up for club president in the future I would vote for him, I would love to see that." - yavi
Rosell hints of ‘Madrid player’ Sandro Rosell has looked to raise eyebrows today with the comment that: “There is one Real Madrid player I have admired for many years.” The Barcelona President was speaking to Punto Radio today and discussed a number of topics, including his apparent long-standing interest in an unnamed player at rivals Madrid. “There is one player at Real Madrid who I have admired for years, but I will not say who it is because it will create a circus,” Rosell teased. “Madrid have great players and of course there are some that I would like to sign. Is the player I talk about Iker Casillas? I will not give you any clues. “Is Cristiano Ronaldo available? Sometimes those that are ‘free’ are very expensive.” The President also had a word to sum up Barcelona’s first half of the current season. “The first half of the league was historic. The work put in by Tito Villanova and the team is excellent.” It was confirmed this week that Pep Guardiola will come up against B ...
I need Xavi & Iniesta to pass the ball to me,but they only see Leo'-The truth behind the Messi-Ibrahimovic rivalry at Barcelona Barcelona president Sandro Rosell described his signing and subsequent sale for a significant loss as "the worst piece of business in the history of the club" - but Blaugrana fans were buzzing as Zlatan Ibrahimovic was unveiled before 55,00 frenzied fans at Camp Nou at the end of July 2009. The world's most exciting striker had just joined the world's most exciting team and the Swede was about to form a tasty tandem with the world's most exciting young talent: Lionel Messi. Ibrahimovic joined from Inter in a €66 million deal which saw Samuel Eto'o travel in the opposite direction, after Pep Guardiola had alluded to a lack of 'feeling' with the Cameroonian; the end had come late in the 2008-09 season, when the African went against tactical instructions by cutting inside, subsequently scoring and then celebrating defiantly in front of his bewildered boss. He also ignored his coac ...
Rosell: Picking Vilanova as coach was the best decision Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has praised the decision to replace Pep Guardiola with Tito Vilanova. Vilanova replaced Pep Guardiola at the end of the 2011-12 campaign following the latter’s decision to end his four-year spell at Camp Nou and Vilanova has since guided the Catalans to their best ever La Liga season. “Tito has talent, he understands what Barcelona mean, what La Masia is and what being Catalan means,” Rosell told reporters. “It was a brilliant decision by Zubizarreta to give him the job.” Rosell then discussed Xavi Hernandez, who signed a new contract on Monday. “He has just renewed his contract until 2016. He’ll be 36-years-old by then, but we believe this deal won’t be the last he signs with us.” inside spanish football, admin andrew
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces six weeks of tough chemotherapy after his surgery on his parotid gland takes place later today. It was announced yesterday that the 44-year-old had a relapse, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour on the same gland last November. Vilanova, who replaced Pep Guardiola this summer and who has enjoyed a great start to his tenure, will be in hospital for four days, with assistant coach Jordi Roura taking charge of first team affairs. Barcelona have announced that the coach will take as much time as he needs to get back to health. "Tito is strong, very strong. He's shown us that and we're convinced he'll back with us very soon," club president Sandro Rosell told a Press Conference. "We want to express our unconditional support to Tito and his family. "We thank everyone for their support. We have complete confidence in the team. The club is very strong and united; we're capable of overcoming adversity." -XKR
Dan Bloom of Counter Attack asks FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola: "What can you teach the US Congress about teamwork?" Pep, Sandro Rosell and Bill Gates c...
Guardiola wanted to sell Fabregas, Pique, Villa & Dani Alves The 41-yr-old felt the quartet did not fit into the Blaugrana team for a variety of reasons, but the club feared a backlash from supporters if they had departed. FIFA agent Francois Gallardo has claimed that Pep Guardiola would have stayed at Barcelona, had the club sanctioned the sales of Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique, Dani Alves, & David Villa. The coach called time on his four-year spell in charge at Camp Nou in may, citing exhaustion & a need to recharge his batteries. However, according to the representative, he could have remained in his post, but club president Sandro Rosell saw the quartet as untouchable. Pep did nt seem committed to Fabregas, Pique & Alves, while the reasons for Villa leaving were sporting. He was especially disappointed in Cesc as a person, as he had refused to shake his hand when he signed. These players were regarded as untouchable, & the fans would not have accepted the sale.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova says Lionel Messi is on the way to becoming the best player of all time. And Vilanova, who has replaced Pep Guardiola in the Barca hot seat, has revealed that everyone at the club hopes he will end his career there. Blaugrana president Sandro Rosell confirmed this week that the Catalan side are planning to offer the Argentina international a new contract, despite his current deal running until 2016. And club trainer Vilanova has echoed the desire to keep Messi with the Liga giants for the foreseeable future. "He is the best in the world. If he is not already the best in history, he will end up being so," the 44-year-old told a Press Conference. "To all at Barca it would be a joy to have him end his career here. You will not see a player like Messi again."
Hmmm!>Sandro Rosell: "Since October, we had no doubt that Tito would be the new coach if Pep Guardiola decided to leave."
“For having made our dreams come true and for all the moments you’ve given us. Barça is and always be your home.”Sandro Rosell,Thank you to Pep Guardiola.
Vilanova will continue Guardiola's legacy, says Rosell The Blaugrana supremo was keen to heap praise on the man who led the club to 14 titles in four seasons, while at the same time expressing his faith in his successor By Mark Doyle Barcelona president Sandro Rosell felt that Friday's Copa del Rey triumph represented the perfect send-off for Pep Guardiola and claimed that new boss Tito Vilanova will continue the winning legacy at the club. Pedro struck twice either side of a goal from Lionel Messi as the Blaugrana claimed their 14th trophy since the arrival of Guardiola as coach in the summer of 2008. As far as Rosell was concerned, it was a fitting finale for the former Barca midfielder. "It was an end to honour the best coach in the history of the club," the Blaugrana supremo enthused. "Tito will continue the legacy." Rosell also had some kind words for a distraught Athletic, who ended what was a wonderful campaign empty handed after losing their Europa League decider against Atletico Madrid by the sam ...
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is delighted to have sent Pep Guardiola away a winner with the Copa del Rey triumph.
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has claimed that Pep Guardiola lost the support of the club's hierarchy when Sandro Rosell became president.
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff feels coach Pep Guardiola never had the full support of president Sandro Rosell.
Liga - Guardiola calms waters ahead of final Outgoing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola sought to make the succession of his number two Tito Vilanova as smooth as possible as he gave his last Nou Camp news conference, ahead of the Copa del Rey final. Guardiola has the chance to exit the club with the 14th trophy of his four-year reign if Barca can beat Athletic Bilbao at the Calderon in Madrid on Friday. The build up to his departure has been dominated by media rumours that he was unhappy with the way club handled the news that his friend and assistant Vilanova was to succeed him, with suggestions that he did not know. This has led to sniping between the former president Joan Laporta and incumbent Sandro Rosell that has threatened to de-stabilise the club. "After being knocked out by Chelsea I rang Tito and I told him the moment had arrived and that they were going to offer him the position, and that he should do what he thought best," Guardiola said referring to their Champions League semi-final exit. "Who a ...
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has told Joan Laporta and Sandro Rosell to leave him out of their feud. Former Barca president Laporta blames his successor for Guardiola's departure - which will happen tonight after the Copa del Rey final. Guardiola insisted: "I’ve had a magnificent relationship with Laporta and also with President Rosell. I’m eternally grateful to both of them for allowing me to work. I’ve told both of them that I’m leaving, that I’m no longer around, and that I’m stepping aside. They shouldn’t use my name for this.
Barcelona rift? Rosell rejected Guardiola request to keep Vilanova announcement quiet Barcelona chiefs upset coach Pep Guardiola by announcing Tito Vilanova as his replacement. Marca says Guardiola had wanted Barca to delay the naming of Vilanova as new coach a few days after he had announced his departure. Guardiola made the request to Barca president Sandro Rosell and sports director Andoni Zubizarreta. But they ignored the outgoing coach and confirmed to the media Vilanova's appointment the day of Guardiola's farewell Press Conference. My Take Now, the secret problems at Barca are coming out one by one. Watch out for more!
Sandro Rosell and Johan Cruyff may have well-publicized disagreements and different points of view, but the great Dutchman has supported the appointment of Tito Vilanova as the next head coach of FC Barcelona. Despite initially stating that he is not certain if the departure of Pep Guardiola will
During his talk on the Camp Nou’s pitch after tonight's match, Pep Guardiola hinted at a possible return when he said “I’ll see you later.” Sandro Rosell said that this “is good news. Everyone loves Pep and we all want him to return.” He added that the manager has “exceeded any protagonism in the Club.” He added, “he left through the front door and he’ll come back through the front door. When he wants. In these moments, I’m proud to be FC Barcelona’s president."
Following on from the derby win and the emotional tribute to Pep Guardiola, Barça president Sandro Rosell awarded...
Sandro Rosell pleased with Les Cules farewell to Pep Guardiola
Sandro Rosell awarded the Club’s highest honour Insígnia d'or i brillants to Pep Guardiola in the presence of his father Valentí
Pep Guardiola paid an emotional farewell to the Camp Nou as Barcelona claimed a 4-0 derby victory over Espanyol. - La Liga round-up Lionel Messi was the hero on the field, netting all four goals to take his league tally to 50 for the season, but the focus post- match was on Guardiola as he took charge of his final home game before handing the reins to assistant Tito Vilanova. A banner had been unfurled ahead of the kick-off reading " T'estimem Pep" ("We love you Pep"), and a video montage was shown depicting his 13-trophy reign. After the match, Guardiola paid tribute to the fans. "Life has given me this present," he said. "For five years I have been able to have you close to me and enjoy the great show that these boys have given us. "I've been no different than you - I've been equally privileged. A little closer to the pitch maybe, but I'll take this privilege with me. You can't imagine the happiness and pleasure I'll take with me. "Thank you to absolutely everybody, especially those who have been closes ...
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has revealed that outgoing coach Pep Guardiola can return to Camp Nou any time he chooses, following Saturday's 4-0 win against Espanyol in La Liga.The former midfielder will leave the Catalans at the end of the season, with assistant boss Tito Vilanova waiting in the wings as his replacement.
Pep Guardiola has announced to the president and squad that he will not be staying at FC Barcelona after June 30, when his present contract ends Sandro Rosell, Andoni Zubizarreta and Guardiola were speaking to a packed Press Conference at the Camp Nou It was also announced at the Press Conference that Tito Vilanova will be the next FCB manager
Pep Guardiola has denied having any contact with Chelsea after confirming he is to leave as Barcelona coach at the end of the season. The 41-year-old met with club president Sandro Rosell this week but, despite being urged to reconsider, will step down when his contract ends next month, before being replaced by his assistant Tito Vilanova.
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says coach Pep Guardiola will not continue as coach of the Spanish team after this season.
Pep Guardiola is leaving FC Barçelona on June 30 after four years in charge of the first team. He announced his decision this Friday morning to president Sandro Rosell and the squad. Imagine ds great man lifestyle he is such a genius. Friends wot do u av 2 say
The suspense of the last 24 hours is over. Pep Guardiola and the club have confirmed that the 41-year old manager after leading the first team for four years and in course winning 13 titles including two UEFA Champions League will not renew his contract with the club after the conclusion of the season. At a Press Conference held at Camp Nou, president Sandro Rosell, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta and manager Jose
Pep Guardiola will meet with Sandro Rosell in the coming days to decide what's best for the club. (via
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell admits Pep Guardiola will decide whether to ... -
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