After spending the majority of his playing career with Barcelona, it was with the club’s reserve team, Barcelona B, that Pep Guardiola kick-started his coaching career. After winning the Tercera División title in his one season in charge, he was promptly promoted to manager of the club’s first team in the summer of 2008.
In his debut season as manager, he guided Barcelona to the treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League, becoming the youngest manager to win Europe’s premier club competition.
In his four-year stint in charge at the Camp Nou, he won 14 major honours, including three league titles. He also won the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup twice each and was named the FIFA World Coach of the Year in 2011.
After a year away from the game, he joined Bayern Munich as manager in June 2013 and he won the Bundesliga in each of his three seasons in Germany, as well as two domestic doubles.
He moved to England in 2016 to join Manchester City and guided the club to a Premier League title in his second campaign, breaking numerous domestic records as City became the first team to achieve 100 league points in a season. In 2018 Guardiola was honoured by his peers when he was named the LMA Manager of the Year. He won a second consecutive Premier League and EFL Cup double the following season, as well as the FA Cup, becoming the first manager to win the domestic treble in English men’s football.
He led City to the club’s first ever Champions League final in the 2020-21 season.