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From Cruyff to Pep: Guardiola's turning point

MEETING OF MINDS: Pep Guardiola has studied and built on Johan Cruyff's management style

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Barcelona and Johan Cruyff have a rich, intertwined history. Ahead of the City v Barca UCL game, discover how the City manager's football philosophy was formed and fired in our long read by Club journalist Rob Pollard...

Pep Guardiola began his time at Barcelona aged 13. Part of the club’s academy structure, he was a ballboy as a 14-year-old when Terry Venalables was in charge at the Camp Nou.

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Aguero & Silva: Blues on right track in Europe

BLUES BROTHERS: Aguero and Silva expect City to mount a challenge in Europe.

On the morning of an important Champions League clash with Barcelona, the positivity of two of City’s most influential operators is a welcome read over your morning coffee.

Both Sergio Aguero and David Silva have spoken to the media ahead of tonight’s fixture with the duo telling various news outlets that the Blues are on the right path for European success.

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Enrique: Man City will flourish under Guardiola

PRAISE: Luis Enrique is a huge fan of Guardiola

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has praised the impact Pep Guardiola has had at City since taking over in July – and insists the best is yet to come.

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique believes Guardiola has had impact on City already