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August 1, 2021


Tuchel keeps it simple to beat overthinking Guardiola

PORTO, Portugal — As Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea celebrated, Pep Guardiola walked straight past the Champions League trophy without giving it a single glance. Manchester City were outplayed in a 1-0 Champions League final defeat, and this was the closest Guardiola would get to touching the European Cup since he......

‘Tuchel’s masterclass leaves Guardiola in despair’

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel celebrates winning the Champions League with his family Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was at pains to stress this Champions League final was about so much more than his tactical and personal battle with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola – and yet the story of this showpiece will......

Pep Guardiola hasn’t been to the final in a decade. Really.

New York Times
Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel was in the Champions League final last season, when he coached Paris St.-Germain. His center back Thiago Silva started for him that day. But while Manchester City and Chelsea are annual fixtures in the competition, they (perhaps surprisingly) lack direct, or even recent, experience with the......

Guardiola does not ‘care’ about referee

Pep Guardiola argues with officials over Manchester City’s disallowed goal in the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool in 2018 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he “could not care less” that Antonio Mateu Lahoz will referee the Champions League final on Saturday despite his history with the official. The Spaniard......

Guardiola: Super League concept ‘is not a sport’

9:47 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has criticised the plan to create a European Super League by insisting the competition “is not a sport.” City are one of 12 clubs who have signed up to the new tournament, alongside Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal,......

Guardiola insisted Man City’s Quad quest was impossible. He was right

LONDON — Manchester City are still on course for an incredible season, but history will have to wait. Hakim Ziyech‘s second-half goal for Chelsea ensured a 1-0 defeat for Pep Guardiola’s team in the FA Cup semifinal and ended dreams of an unprecedented Quadruple, for another year at least. The......

Angelino: Guardiola ‘killed’ my confidence at City

RB Leipzig defender Angelino said Pep Guardiola “killed” his confidence during their time together at Manchester City. Angelino has become an important member of Julian Nagelsmann’s side as Leipzig look to win their first-ever Bundesliga title. – Bundesliga on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only) The 24-year-old recently......

Guardiola: Team leaks ‘unprofessional, unethical’

8:50 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said anyone leaking team news before games is “unethical and unprofessional.” Aston Villa have launched an investigation after news broke that midfielder Jack Grealish had suffered an injury in training ahead of their clash with Leicester City. – Stream LIVE......

Lampard under fire as Guardiola shows his managerial superiority

When it’s not your day, it really isn’t your day, so Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was entitled to a rueful shake of the head when misfiring striker Timo Werner made such a mess of taking an 88th-minute corner against Manchester City that he kicked the flag instead of the ball.......

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