Pep Guardiola: The Barcelona years

Former Barcelona manager to take over at Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola was today confirmed as Bayern Munich's new coach from the start of next season.

Guardiola will return to football on July 1 following his sabbatical from the game, taking up his first management role away from boyhood club Barcelona, who he led for four trophy-laden years between 2008 and 2012.

Here, we take a look back at Guardiola's time in charge of the Spanish giants.

2008/09

Barcelona's new head coach, appointed as Frank Rijkaard's replacement, decided he needed a fresh squad and sold Ronaldinho, Deco and Gianluca Zambrotta among many others.

He then guided Barca to a domestic and continental treble, the first Spanish side to achieve the feat.

The Copa del Rey was secured with a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao and the title followed after a league campaign that involved a 20-match unbeaten streak and a 6-2 win over bitter rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

The treble was completed when they beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League final in Rome with Lionel Messi taking centre-stage.

TROPHIES WON: Copa del Rey, La Liga, Champions League.

 

2009/10

The Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and World Club Cup were added to Barcelona's trophy cabinet before the turn of the year, making Guardiola the first manager in history to win six honours in one calendar year.

They failed to defend their Champions League crown after being eliminated by Inter Milan at the semi-final stage but retained their La Liga title with a record points total of 99.

During the season Guardiola also became the first ever Barcelona manager to orchestrate four successive El Clasico victories over Real Madrid.

TROPHIES WON: Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup, World Club Cup, La Liga.

 

2010/11

Another Super Cup success and La Liga title followed for Guardiola although he did taste his first ever defeat in a final as his side lost 1-0 to Real in the Copa del Rey.

Another Champions League success was secured, again beating Manchester United, this time 3-1 at Wembley after overcoming Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

TROPHIES WON: Spanish Super Cup, La Liga, Champions League.

 

2011/12

Victories in the Spanish Super Cup and European Super Cup meant Guardiola had won more trophies than any previous Barcelona manager.

More silverware was to come as Barcelona beat Santos to defend the World Club Cup and they also defeated Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey.

But Barca were beaten to the Primera Division crown by Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid and missed out on defending the Champions League after falling 3-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals to eventual winners Chelsea.

TROPHIES WON: Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup, World Club Cup, Copa del Rey.

 

TOTAL TROPHIES: La Liga (three), Spanish Super Cup (three), Champions League (two), World Club Cup (two), European Super Cup (two), Copa del Rey (two). TOTAL: 14.

News
A 1930 image of the Karl Albrecht Spiritousen and Lebensmittel shop, Essen. The shop was opened by Karl and Theo Albrecht’s mother; the brothers later founded Aldi
people
Arts and Entertainment
Standing the test of time: Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in 'Back to the Future'
filmA cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Arts and Entertainment
Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Lavinia, William Houston as Titus Andronicus and Dyfan Dwyfor as Lucius
theatreThe Shakespeare play that proved too much for more than 100 people
News
exclusivePunk icon Viv Albertine on Sid Vicious, complacent white men, and why free love led to rape
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
Stir crazy: Noel Fielding in 'Luxury Comedy 2: Tales from Painted Hawaii'
comedyAs ‘Luxury Comedy’ returns, Noel Fielding on why mainstream success scares him and what the future holds for 'The Boosh'
Life and Style
Flow chart: Karl Landsteiner discovered blood types in 1900, yet scientists have still not come up with an explanation for their existence
lifeAll of us have one. Yet even now, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Arts and Entertainment
'Weird Al' Yankovic, or Alfred Matthew, at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Screening of
musicHis latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do our experts think he’s missed out?
Sport
New Real Madrid signing James Rodríguez with club president Florentino Perez
sportColombian World Cup star completes £63m move to Spain
Travel
Hotel Tour d’Auvergne in Paris launches pay-what-you-want
travelIt seems fraught with financial risk, but the policy has its benefits
Arts and Entertainment
booksThe best children's books for this summer
Life and Style
News to me: family events were recorded in the personal columns
techFamily events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped that
Caption competition
Caption competition

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

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

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn