• Manchester City not yet ready to compete against Europe’s best – Guardiola

    Manchester City not yet ready to compete against Europe’s best – Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola has stressed his Manchester City side are not yet in the kind of shape that will be required for them to make waves in the Champions League.

    City maintained their 100 percent start to the season under Guardiola on Saturday with a 2-1 derby victory at Manchester United. The contest saw the visitors, particularly in the first half, again produce the sort of slick, passing football with which their new manager has been associated.

    “Until now, in the Premier League […]

  • I came to Manchester City to prove myself – Guardiola

    I came to Manchester City to prove myself – Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola has said he took charge of Manchester City to prove he can deliver beautiful football in the Premier League.

    Guardiola established a reputation for the quality of his football during his time in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and won trophies including two Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles and three Bundesliga titles.

    Upon taking charge of Barca’s senior side in 2008 after a year with the B team, he had said at his first news conference at the […]

  • Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal exit, joining Guardiola at Man City as coaching staff

    Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal exit, joining Guardiola at Man City as coaching staff

    Former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has confirmed he is joining Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Mancester City. The Spanish midfielder’s contract with Arsenal expired on June 30 after a five-year stint at the club, and he had already said he expected to take up a coaching role next season.

    His move to City had been widely expected, with Guardiola keen on making him part of the new backroom staff at the Etihad as the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach prepares for […]