This fully updated edition of the international bestseller includes Pep Guardiola's Bayern years and his decision to join Manchester City
Pep Guardiola is the most successful and sought after football coach in the world. After being appointed first-team manager in 2008، he transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time، winning an unprecedented thirteen trophies in four years. Following a shock sabbatical from the game، he replaced Jupp Heynckes at the helm of Bayern Munich at the start of the 2013-14 season، twice winning the Double in his three years in charge. He then announced that he would be joining Manchester City for the 2016-17 season، thereby beginning what could prove to be his greatest challenge yet: turning them into a team that consistently wins in the most difficult of leagues and a regular challenger in the Champions League... and doing it the Guardiola way.
Guillem Balagué has followed Pep's career from the outset and has had direct access to the man and his inner circle. This then is the definitive portrait of Pep Guardiola and his relentless pursuit of footballing perfection.
Paperback: 416 pages Author: Guillem Balague Publisher: Orion; Updated edition (May 9، 2017) Language: English Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
About the Author Guillem Balague is the author of Messi، Barça، Pep Guardiola، A Season on the Brink، and Cristiano Ronaldo، which won the Best Football Book of the Year award at the 2016 British Sports Book Awards. A key fixture of Sky Sports' coverage of Spanish football، he appears regularly both on live match coverage and on the weekly round-up show، Revista de la Liga. He is also the UK Correspondent for AS، the Madrid-based Spanish sports newspaper، and El Larguero، Spain's most popular sports radio show. His work appears regularly in The Times and in Champions magazine، where he writes a regular column on international football.
Editorial Reviews It's a must-read for anyone who's doubted Pep's influence، from handing the power to Barça's homegrown crop to never betraying his childhood romanticism of the game. ―Four Four Two
Balague's insightful biography presents Guardiola as a relentless perfectionist - a man obsessed with the minutiae of football، often unable to switch off.―SPORT