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Pep Guardiola preparing for his move to Bayern

Pep Guardiola will have a lot to live up to heading into next season as coach of Bayern Munich. The current winners of the Champions League and owners of the German football treble can’t shoot for much higher next year.

The former Barcelona coach and Spaniard knows this and is doing everything he can to help his chances of leading such a team. That includes giving extraordinary effort to learn a new language, German. His brother and representative, Pere, spoke of the coach’s dedication.

“Pep has been as always – obsessive,” Pere toldĀ Der Spiegel. “Four hours every day, like a madman. Only a stubborn dog does this.

“It is absurd. As you meet your brother for lunch, the guy is talking German continuously with his teacher!”

Guardiola is replacing Jupp Heynckes, who was thought to possibly be in line for the Real Madrid vacancy, but chose to retire and spend time with family after winning the German treble. Pep is just finishing taking off some time of his own, as he left football after the 2011-2012 season to take a year long sabbatical.

Tito Vilanova steps down as Barcelona manager after health relapse

Reports in Spain say that Tito Vilanova has had to leave his role as head coach of Barcelona after falling ill.
Reports in Spain say that Tito Vilanova has had to leave his role as head coach of Barcelona after falling ill.

According to reports coming out of Spain, Tito Vilanova has suffered a recurrence of his cancerous tumor and has therefore had to step down as the manager of Barcelona. Continue reading Tito Vilanova steps down as Barcelona manager after health relapse

Pep Guardiola set to consider next managerial role in January

Decision time: Pep Guardiola may be set to talk to clubs about a managerial role in January
Decision time: Pep Guardiola may be set to talk to clubs about a managerial role in January

Pep Guardiola will not begin talking to clubs about a potential managerial role until January, claims the former Barcelona coach’s agent. Continue reading Pep Guardiola set to consider next managerial role in January