Manchester City Coach
Pep Guardiola, the current head coach of Manchester City, is a former Spanish football player who began his career with Gimnàstic Manresa before joining Barcelona's youth academy in 1984. He played as a defensive midfielder and became an integral part of Barcelona's team for over a decade, winning numerous domestic and international titles during his time there.
After leaving Barcelona in 2001, Guardiola had brief spells with Brescia, Roma, Al-Ahli, and Dorados before retiring from playing in 2006. He then turned to coaching and started his managerial career with Barcelona B in 2007 before being promoted to head coach of Barcelona's first team in 2008.
During his time at the helm of Barcelona's first team from 2008 to 2012, Guardiola enjoyed incredible success by winning an impressive total of fourteen major trophies including three La Liga titles and two UEFA Champions League titles.
In 2013 he took charge of Bayern Munich where he won the Bundesliga title each season for three consecutive years. In 2016 he joined Manchester City where he has led the team to unprecedented success by winning three Premier League titles along with four EFL Cups and an FA Cup.
Guardiola is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in football history due to his innovative tactics and emphasis on possession-based football. His teams are characterized by their high-tempo pressing, fluid attacking play, and technical proficiency on the ball. He is known for his attention to detail and focus on developing young players which has earned him respect from fans as well as fellow coaches alike within the football world.