Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola's First by Martí Perarnau

By Martí Perarnau

'Access contained in the altering room and backstage that any journalist or author might kill for - Perarnau's insights are surprising' - Graham Hunter 'Write approximately every thing you spot. Be as serious as you're keen on' - Pep Guardiola to Marti Perarnau, summer season 2013 Marti Perarnau used to be given overall entry to Bayern Munich in the course of season 2013-14. This publication represents the 1st time within the smooth period author has acquired this with reference to one of many elite groups of worldwide soccer. on the invitation of Pep Guardiola, he shadowed the Catalan, his employees and his celebrity avid gamers in the course of education and on matchdays. Bayern smashed household documents on their technique to the double, yet have been humiliated via genuine Madrid within the Champions League semi-final. Perarnau was once with them each step of ways. Perarnau is with Guardiola as he's courted by means of the world's maximum golf equipment in the course of his sabbatical in long island. We pay attention Guardiola clarify intimately the novel tactical strikes which remodel Bayern's season and reprogramme the gamers who will win the area Cup with Germany. Perarnau talks solely and in interesting element with avid gamers corresponding to Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Thiago Alcantara and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Pep personal is way greater than the tale of a season - it's also a long-lasting portrait of 1 of the best coaches in activity. Marti Perarnau, former Spanish Olympiad became journalist, is a popular soccer analyst. He writes for a few Spanish newspapers and runs the highly renowned Perarnau journal weblog. He lives in Barcelona.

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On these occasions Pep does indeed go home. He plays with his kids and then, at about the half-hour mark, goes off to a little alcove at the far end of the hall and returns to his analysis. His 32 minutes are up and, for the fourth time that day, he sets about exploring all the options from every angle. This is why Kasparov’s response had become so important to him. This is why Pep had to decipher the enigma. Why would a legend like Kasparov, himself an amazing talent, consider it impossible to beat an opponent?

Bayern prefer to avoid debt and their policy is to ask their club members and sponsors to foot the bill for any new investment. In this case everyone is happy to invest in Pep. They discuss their preferred playing styles and the kind of players the club will need. Not a lot more needs to be said. Pep, Uli and Kalle are on the same wavelength. The conversation goes so well it’s almost as if the three of them have a ball at their feet. They discuss Mario Gómez, Luiz Gustavo and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, and Pep insists that he wants to hold onto Toni Kroos.

Bloom in the Glow of Happiness 67. ’ Guardiola prepares to greet a press pack of 247 journalists – the biggest number ever to attend such an event at the club – at his official announcement as Bayern Munich head coach. ’ The images of Bayern’s treble-winning players loom large over Guardiola in the home changing room at the Allianz Arena. Getty Images Despite insisting that his squad did not need many new personnel, Guardiola’s technical revolution meant a sharp learning curve for his players, who would have to adapt their traditional German style to a more possession-based approach.

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