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Pep Guardiola: Did you know?

SUCCESS STORY: Pep Guardiola

SUCCESS STORY: Pep Guardiola

New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is one of the most high profile bosses in world football - but did you know...?

  • Guardiola won an Olympic gold medal with Spain in 1992.
  • He guided Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title with seven games to spare in 2013/14.
  • In 2011 Guardiola was awarded the Catalan Parliament's Gold Medal, their highest honour.
  • Guardiola trained with City as a player in 2005 but in the end no deal was struck.
  • Guardiola was born in Santpedor, a town in Catalonia.
  • He was born on January 18, 1971 and his star sign is Capricorn.
  • Guardiola replaced Frank Rijkaard as Barca boss in 2008.
  • Guardiola once commissioned a Gladiator-themed video to inspire his Barcelona side ahead of their 2009 Champions League victory over Manchester United
  • Guardiola is a golf fan and friend of Jose Maria Olazabal. The former Ryder Cup captain invited Guardiola to the 'Miracle of Medinah' as a guest.

Watch Guardiola's unveiling live on www.mancity.com this Sunday from 2.30pm and hear his first words as Manchester City boss.

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As Pep Guardiola’s reign officially begins, so the transfer rumours crank up a notch

Several names are continually appearing in the headlines – as reported here regularly in our media watch round-up – but there are always fresh threads to follow.