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Pep Guardiola: The Evolution

Biography, Sport
Arena Sport
Publication Date
04 November 2016
Paperback (also available as an ebook)
Available for Sale
Birlinn Ltd
16pp colour plates

Pep Guardiola: The Evolution

by Martí Perarnau - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

'Perarnau’s fascinating follow-up to Pep Confidential, his acclaimed inside portrait of Guardiola’s first season at Bayern … What [the book] does brilliantly is dismantle the British view of Guardiola, which is still of an unbending priest of tiki-taka. Perarnau talks to him every day … [and shows] football’s most successful manager is a Swiss Army Knife coach' – Sunday Times

'Perarnau’s access to Guardiola and the players allows him to analyse why Bayern didn’t win the Champions League under Guardiola and to conclude that he will need time in Manchester. A hugely informative read’ – FourFourTwo Magazine

For three extraordinary seasons at Bayern Munich, Martí Perarnau was given total access around the German super club – to its players, its backroom staff, its board members and, above all, to its manager, Pep Guardiola. In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed account of Guardiola’s first full season at Bayern, Pep Confidential, Perarnau now lifts the lid on the Catalan’s whole tenure in Bavaria.

Pep Guardiola: The Evolution takes the reader on a journey through three action packed seasons as Bayern smashed domestic records yet struggled to emulate that dominance in Europe, analysing Guardiola’s management style through key moments on and off the field. Perarnau reveals how Guardiola improved as a manager at Bayern despite failing to land the ultimate prize in European football, examines his decision to leave Germany to take up the challenge at Manchester City and how his managerial style will continue to evolve in the Premier League.

This is more than the story of three seasons with one of the biggest clubs in the game. It is a portrait and analysis of a manager and the footballing philosophies that have beguiled the world.

Martí Perarnau, former Spanish Olympiad turned journalist, is a renowned football analyst. He writes for a number of Spanish newspapers and runs the hugely popular Perarnau Magazine blog. He lives in Barcelona.

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