Pep Guardiola is a Spanish professional football coach
Pep Guardiola is a Spanish professional football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of Manchester City Football Club in the English Premier League. Guardiola is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most successful coaches in the history of football. He has won numerous domestic and international titles with his teams, including the Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, and the UEFA Champions League. Guardiola is known for his possession-based playing style, emphasis on ball control, and for his use of a high defensive line. He has also been praised for his ability to develop young players and for his tactical innovations. Pep Guardiola was a professional football player before he became a coach. He played as a defensive midfielder for several teams during his career, including: Barcelona: Guardiola began his career as a player at Barcelona's youth academy, La Masia, before breaking into the first team in 1988. He played for Barcelona for over a decade, winning numerous domestic and international titles with the team, including six La Liga titles, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and the European Cup. Brescia: Guardiola played for Brescia in Italy's Serie A for one season in 2001-2002 Roma: He played for Rome in the Serie A for one season in 2002-2003 Al-Ahli: He played for Al-Ahli in Qatar for a short period in 2003 After his retiring from playing, Guardiola began his coaching career with the Barcelona B team, before becoming the head coach of the first team and winning many trophies. During his time with Barcelona, he won numerous domestic and international titles, including four La Liga titles, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and a European Cup. He also earned over 47 caps for the Spanish national team. After leaving Barcelona in 2001, he played for Italian club Brescia and Qatar Stars League club Al-Ahli before retiring in 2006.