If pepe is coming to the Bridge then he’ll be more than treading on robbie’s toes. Robbie isn’t the best option for the job, but there’s no way he’ll be nbr 2 under guardiola. Mind you, that’s not to say we’re getting him. Speculation is always acceptable in debate, though. We’d need a team with legs if it is to play the barca way.
Pep Guardiola’s reign in Spain was coming to an end, according to all the signs
“Either you get tired of the players or they get tired of you,” was Pep Guardiola’s melancholic take on his chances of becoming Barcelona’s Sir Alex Ferguson.
The club wanted him to be the long-term keeper of the dream but after achieving more during his first two-year contract than most managers achieve in an entire career he would only ever renew for a year, and now four seasons down the line, he appears to be on the verge of walking away.
In his first season in charge Barcelona won every competition they played in and, on winning the fifth and final piece of silverware in that campaign — the 2009 World Club Cup — he broke down in tears on the pitch at the sheer enormity of his debut in the Barcelona dugout. The tension was already showing and it was cranked up in 2010 when Jose Mourinho arrived at Real Madrid.