Guardiola has quit Barcelona!

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    Homeomorphic Banned

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    Arsene Wenger has won 15 trophies in his whole managerial career since 1984. Guardiola has won 14 in 4 years. Immense.
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    pocco loco

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    How many would he have won at Arsenal?
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    JB7 Full Member

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    One of the comments:

    Methinks the chap is old. Veron: is he nursing an injury secretly? Forlan: what's up? He should try signing Kanu, Aghagowa, Okocha. Replace Sylvestre with Babayaro and he'll win anything. Also, don't try benching these stars if they are fit. They mature with every passing game.
    Ojeifo, Nigeria


    Wow.
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    Homeomorphic Banned

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    Something between nothing and every possible trophy.



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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    ... and they are lovely beyond any singing of it.
    Ie you made a completely meaningless comparison.
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    Homeomorphic Banned

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    The comparison wasn't meant as a comparison per se, "Guardiola vs. Arsene Wenger". It was meant to "visualise" the meaning of 14 trophies in 4 years. Credit it to Guardiola, Cruyff, Messi or the institution of Barcelona itself. I don't care. I could have said "Barcelona has won more trophies in 4 years than Arsenal in 21 years" for that matter.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Well neither do we if you want to post a load of 'visualising' bollox. OK.
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    Homeomorphic Banned

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    Here's another "visualising bollox" for you.

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    I mean, look what you've done to him. Like a 25 year old virgin who's staring at a naked woman for the first time. What will his reaction be like once he gets his hands on the Liga or CL trophy? Fss.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Bit of a 'fail' this year wasn't it.
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    At least he's got the balls to call it a day and see if all those successes really were down to him, or he was a smaller part in a larger wheel consisting of world class players and their DoF. Unlike Messi, he is willing to take a shot somewhere else to discover his true worth.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Yeah I'm sure that's what it is. Messi won't leave barca because of lack of balls
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    ... and they are lovely beyond any singing of it.
    Ah yes, Messi doesn't need to play in Stoke on a wet Wednesday he needs to play for Stoke every sodding wet day.
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    amolbhatia100 Barbiturates ain't got nothin' on me

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    Doubt he would have won anything with Arsenal these last 7 years, as strange as the comparison is.
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    Varun Wants the D...

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    :lol: What a load of bollocks..
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    London calling? Chelsea on alert as departing Barcelona boss Guardiola gets cold feet over his sabbatical

    By Neil Ashton

    PUBLISHED: 07:32 GMT, 25 May 2012 | UPDATED: 07:44 GMT, 26 May 2012



    Chelsea's search for a new manager has taken a dramatic twist after Pep Guardiola indicated he is open to an offer from the Champions League winners after quitting Barcelona.

    Guardiola, who took charge of his final game for Barca Copa Del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on Friday, had maintained he would take a year’s sabbatical.

    But he said: ‘I will be pleased to receive their calls, but for the next months I have to charge my batteries and charge my mind.

    ‘I will wait. I am going to rest and I will wait. I will be ready once a club want me. If they seduce me I will train again.’

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had been pursuing Jose Mourinho, but he signed a new four-year deal at Real Madrid this week.

    Abramovich is under pressure from supporters to appoint Champions League-winning manager Roberto Di Matteo as full-time boss, but the Russian is exploring other options.

    He will wait for Guardiola to make a final decision on his future and has not been put off by talk the coach will take a year off before returning to club football.


    Guardiola received an approach from Roma to replace Luis Enrique last week, but he insists his next move will be to England.

    The Barca boss, who has won 13 trophies during his four years in charge at the Nou Camp, was flattered by the Serie A club’s approach and held informal talks with them.

    Chelsea insist they will have a new manager in place by the time the squad meet for pre-season training in July. They held a board meeting at their training ground on Thursday morning to discuss potential candidates, but the options are running out.

    If Guardiola carries out his promise to spend a year out of the game, Abramovich may yet turn to Fabio Capello. Chelsea’s billionaire backer is breaking up the Champions League-winning team to create a new pathway for future success.

    There is a temptation to bring in Capello as the hardline boss for one season before making another bid for Guardiola. Unlike most other managers under consideration, Capello has emerged as the only candidate willing to work on a one-year deal.

    Abramovich’s alternative, other than appointing Di Matteo, is to find a manager who will bring in a playing style to suit Guardiola in advance of his arrival at the end of next season.

    Meanwhile, Hulk says he wants to move to the Barclays Premier League, with Chelsea his preferred destination. The agent of Porto’s Brazilian striker, Teodoro Fonseca, said: ‘Hulk will only leave Porto for a big club and a big league and I can say we like the Premier League a lot. Chelsea are a club who are more interesting than ever, because they’ve become European champions.’
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    key words "months, i will wait, be ready".

    No way in hell will he just jump into the chelsea job right now
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    Phil Full Member

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    I don't think he's a strong enough personality or enough of a yes man to take on the Chelsea job, personally.
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    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    I bet any money he will be Chelski manager going into next season.

    There are only 3, maybe 4, positions in the PL (out of maybe 6 in the world) that are on his level, so to speak. They are rarely vacant.

    Attraction of the PL
    Live in London
    Fat, fat payday from Abramovich
    Fat ''warchest'' of resources to burn this summer


    The Chelski job will be extremely attractive to Pep.
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    I don't think any job is attractive to him right now. He's had great conditions in Barcelona, all he could hope for, really. He won't be coaching this season.
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    Wait, why this all of sudden?
    did Wenger snap yet another Barca product?
    sneaky.
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    Trionz Banned

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    You could have visualised Sam Allardyce then.
    Would have extra glorious.
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    Trionz Banned

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    What the feck is that in his shorts?
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    kietotheworld Banned

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    If he wants the Chelsea job there's no rush, the Chelsea position is vacant nearly every year, if they appoint Fabio Capello it's highly likely it'll be open again this time next year - Capello is in his mid 60s and doesn't normally make himself very popular with the clubs he's at. The United, City and Arsenal jobs could come up at any time as well for varying reasons, I think he'd be foolish to tie himself down now.
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    Lynk Obsessed with discrediting Danny Welbeck

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    Mini Copa Del Rey cup they are all given.
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    antihenry Full Member

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    To be fair, he'll never have anything close to the kind of situation he had at Barca for obvious reasons, so any new job will be a challenge.
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    Bryan_Munich Aka RichieRich12

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    To be fair, Roberto Di Matteo has won more trophies than Arsene Wenger in the last 7 years.
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    Amir Full Member

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    True. There's a big test waiting for Guardiola somewhere in the future.
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    He could do what I did and take on a League II club and send them all the way to Champions League glory.
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    How do you post something like that without feeling like a twat?
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    JazzG Resident Arse.

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    Got a lot of respect for Pep, handled himself like a gentleman throughout his time and even with an absolute cnut like Mourinho up against him on the whole kept his dignity and remained a class act throughout.

    Rejuvenated Barca when he took over and led them to 3 La liga titles and 2 CL in four years.
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    BTW, looks like Guardiola is going to be living in NYC for the coming year...Makes me wonder if the Premiership is indeed his next destination as his English would be vastly improved by then...And if the retirement rumour about SAF is accurate, could be a possibility...Just sayin'
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    That's what I said. I saw Maradona do it and couldn't believe my eyes when he went to Napoli. Big cahunas that man.
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    I believe in Brendan, hopefully Brendan does too
    To be fair I could post the sky is blue and be called a twat. So I just post. Not difficult. I accept there are people with different abilities all holding their own opinons out there. That's what makes the world go around.
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    DouLou Full Member

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    But to be fair, what you said is ridiculous. Because any one with the slightest bit of sense would see that Messi would beast any league he is in, and whilst he is playing for arguably the best team in the world in the best league in the world he has no real reason to move.

    The 'proving his worth' line was just a silly thing to say.
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    Then we agree to disagree.

    I prefer practical examples over theory in life generally. Call me an old fuddy duddy.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Or an idiot. Most people prefer the latter since it's been proven in practice over the years.
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    Tomuś Nani is crap, I tell you!

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    This. He showed balls there, similarly to Benitez. Not quite as big, though, as Rafa had guts not only to go, but also to arrange the whole situation as if he was sacked.

    It's a good thing we still have heroes nowadays.
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    Gambit Desperately wants to be a Muppet

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    and what followed was the single greatest display of a coke fueled artist expressing himself on the pitch.
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    United Fan 101 Holds a Ph.D. in Football

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    Do not want Guardiola anywhere near our club after Sir Alex retires.

    He's only proven himself to do well at a club with everything set up for him, everything handed to him on a plate and with the most favourable resources in world football (Xaviesta, Messi etc etc).

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