Pep Guardiola factfile

 

Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola was today confirmed as Bayern Munich's new manager, starting next season.

Here, we take a closer look at the Spaniard...

1971: Born Josep Guardiola on January 18 in Manresa, Barcelona. Nicknamed 'Pep'.

1990: December - Makes Barcelona debut against Cadiz. Coach Johan Cruyff converts him from right wing to centre midfield.

1992: May - Helps Barca retain league title and win European Cup, beating Sampdoria 1-0 at Wembley.

August - Scores in Olympic final in Barcelona against Ghana as Spain take gold medal.

October - Makes full international debut in Belfast against Northern Ireland.

1994: The Cruyff 'Dream Team' make it four league wins in a row, with Guardiola as captain on last day of the season.

1996: Spain coach Javier Clemente leaves Guardiola out of Euro 96 squad.

1998: Barcelona beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on aggregate to take last European Super Cup played over two legs. Van Gaal's side also win La Liga and Copa del Rey but Guardiola plays only six times and misses out on World Cup squad place.

1999: Barca retain league, but fail to make the Champions League final at the Nou Camp. Guardiola plays 22 times, scoring once.

2000: Barca defeated 5-3 on aggregate by Valencia in Champions League semi-finals. Finish second in Primera Division, five points behind Deportivo La Coruna. Plays in all four of Spain's Euro 2000 games.

2001: June - Barca finish season in fourth. Knocked out of Copa del Rey at last-four stage by Celta Vigo. The 1-1 second-leg draw at Nou Camp is Guardiola's last game in the Blaugrana shirt.

September - Signs for Brescia in Serie A.

November 11 - Banned from Italian football, having tested positive for nandrolone after Brescia's 1-0 win over Piacenza on October 21.

November 28 - Tests positive for nandrolone again after match against Lazio on November 4. Later banned for a total of four months by Lega Calcio and fined 2000 euros.

2002: Signs for Roma but plays only four games in his one season at the club.

Returns to Brescia in winter transfer window where, along with Roberto Baggio, he is key in helping them avoid relegation.

2003: Signs for Qatari side Al-Ahly for two seasons and has an immediate impact, winning the best foreign newcomer award.

2005: After a coaching course in Spain, joins Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico in December, but only plays until March before returning to finish the course.

2006: July - Becomes a qualified coach.

November - Announces his retirement from playing.

2007: July - Named as coach of Barcelona B.

October - Cleared of drug charges from six years earlier.

2008: Named as head coach of Barcelona, to replace Frank Rijkaard on June 30.

2009: May 2 - Steers Barca to 6-2 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

May 13 - Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 4-1 to win the Copa del Rey and earn Guardiola first silverware as coach.

May 16 - Madrid's defeat at Villarreal secures Barca a first league title since 2006.

May 27 - Barca beat Manchester United 2-0 in Champions League final to become the first Spanish club to complete the treble.

August - Wins European Super Cup with a 1-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk and the Spanish Supercopa with 5-1 aggregate win over Athletic Bilbao.

December 19 - Barca claim their sixth trophy of the year with a 2-1 win over Estudiantes in the Club World Cup.

2010: April 10 - Becomes the first manager in Barcelona's history to beat Real Madrid four times in a row in El Clasico.

May - Steers Barca to 20th La Liga title with a European record of 99 points.

July 14 - Signs one-year contract extension to remain at the Nou Camp until June 30, 2011.

November 29 - Leads Barca to a famous 5-0 Clasico victory over Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.

2011: February - Signs one-year contract extension to keep him at Barca until June 2012.

April 26 - Leads Barca to Copa Del Rey final for second year in a row but they lose 1-0 to Real Madrid.

May 2 - Guides Barca to their second Champions League final in three years, beating Real Madrid over two-legged semi.

May 11 - Leads Barca to third straight Primera Division title, secured with two games to spare by 1-1 draw at Levante.

August - Leads Barcelona to victories in the Spanish Supercopa and UEFA Super Cup.

December 18 - Barca beat Santos 4-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup final.

2012: April 24 - Barca only manage a 2-2 draw at home to Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, meaning they go out 3-2 on aggregate.

April 27 - Announces he will not renew his contract and will leave Barca at the end of the season. Decides to move to Manhattan, New York until he reaches a decision on his future.

November 11 - Agent Jose Maria Orobitg denies his client has been approached by Serie A club AC Milan, but admits Guardiola is keeping his options open and will consider offers in 2013.

2013: January 16 - Says in an interview for the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations that he would like to coach in England one day. Hours later he is confirmed as Bayern Munich boss on a three-year deal to start in July.

Arts and Entertainment
Attenborough with the primates
tvWhy BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
News
Campbell: ‘Sometimes you have to be economical with the truth’
newsFormer spin doctor says MPs should study tactics of leading sports figures like José Mourinho
Sport
football
Life and Style
Agretti is often compared to its relative, samphire, though is closer in taste to spinach
food + drink
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
Kelly Osbourne will play a flight attendant in Sharknado 2
people
News
Down-to-earth: Winstone isn't one for considering his 'legacy'
people
News
The dress can be seen in different colours
i100
Sport
Wes Brown is sent-off
football
Voices
Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey VC
voicesBeware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Life and Style
Alexander McQueen's AW 2009/10 collection during Paris Fashion Week
fashionMeet the collaborators who helped create the late designer’s notorious spectacles
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?