As a manager, Guardiola won 14 trophies in the first four years of his managing career. He is one of the most successful managers in the world and is considered by a number of players, managers and commentators to be one of the best managers in the world.
After retiring as a player, Guardiola became coach of Barcelona B, and in 2008 he succeeded Frank Rijkaard as the first team manager. In his first season as manager, Guardiola guided Barcelona to a treble, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. In doing so, Guardiola became the youngest manager to win the Champions League. The following season, Guardiola led Barcelona to win the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup, bringing his tally to the maximum of six trophies out of six competitions in one year, thus achieving the sextuple. In 2011, Guardiola was awarded the Catalan Parliament's Gold Medal, their highest honour. That same year, Guardiola was also named the FIFA World Coach of the Year. On 30 June 2012, Guardiola announced his departure from Barcelona, after winning 14 trophies in just four years in charge of the club.
After a sabbatical period, Bayern Munich announced on 16 January 2013 that Guardiola would join the club as manager for the 2013–14 season following the retirement of Jupp Heynckes. In his first season at the club, Guardiola won the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
On 1 February 2016, Manchester City announced that Guardiola would be replacing Manuel Pellegrini as head coach in July.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Jan 18, 1971 (49)
Place of Birth
Spanish, English, German, Catalan, Italian
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
La Liga - 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99 (Player)
Copa del Rey - 1996–97, 1997–98 (Player)
European Cup - 1991–92 (Player)
Olympic Gold Medal - 1992 (Player)
Olympics – Spain Best Player - 1992 (Player)
La Liga - 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 (Coach)
Copa del Rey - 2008–09, 2011–12 (Coach)
UEFA Champions League - 2008–09, 2010–11 (Coach)
FIFA Club World Cup - 2009, 2011,2013 (Coach)
Bundesliga - 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16 (Coach)
DFB-Pokal - 2013–14, 2015–16 (Coach)
FIFA World Coach of the Year - 2011 (Coach)
La Liga Coach of the Year - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (Coach)
Don Balon Award - 2009, 2010 (Coach)
UEFA Team of the Year Best Coach - 2008–09, 2010–11 (Coach)