Josep "Pep" Guardiola is the coach of Bundesliga soccer club Bayern Munich. He is considered one of the best and most sucessful coaches in the world.
Josep "Pep" Guardiola (born January 18, 1971) is a Spanish former footballer who is currently coaching German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. As a player, he was a Spanish international, and his clubs included FC Barcelona, where he took up the position of head coach in 2008. Four years later, Guardiola took a sabbatical, having won 14 trophies during his tenure. In his first season at Bayern (2013-4), Guardiola managed to win the domestic double (Bundesliga, German Cup), as well as two minor continental competitions (UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup). This page is a collection of recent DW content relating to the Catalan coach.
Leon Goretzka shone for Bayern Munich in their win against Cologne as Jadon Sancho wrote history in Dortmund's victory over Bielefeld. Meanwhile, Leipzig completed a spectacular comeback over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Alexander Sorloth's late winner capped a stirring RB Leipzig comeback that keeps them in touch with Bayern Munich. But the loss for Gladbach heaps pressure on coach Marco Rose, who has announced he will leave the club.
Questioned about human rights abuses in Qatar, Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has insisted that his club's involvement in the country has brought improvements. But human rights activists are not convinced.
World champions Bayern lost in Frankfurt, allowing RB Leipzig to close the gap. Elsewhere, a virtuoso performance by Erling Haaland in the Ruhr Derby put Schalke in big trouble while Gladbach also capped a bad week.
Eintracht Frankfurt pulled off a season-defining victory against Bayern Munich on Saturday. The result strengthens Frankfurt's claim for a Champions League place and weakens Bayern Munich's place at the top of the table.
When Bayern sealed their sixth trophy under Hansi Flick, many would have written off this year's Bundesliga title race. But Eintracht Frankfurt face the Bavarians with an arsenal capable of blowing the race wide open.
Bayern swapped the Qatar sun for the Munich snow and Leroy Sane tentatively came in from the cold with two assists in the 3-3 draw with Arminia Bielefeld. He can improve but made a difference in a riveting encounter.
On the weekend when Dayot Upamecano's future move to Bayern Munich was confirmed and Borussia Dortmund's deal for Gladbach's Marco Rose was made official, the two big sides ended up with contrasting draws.
In the second episode of Project Fussball, James is joined by former Bundesliga player and current analyst Thomas Broich to discuss how football itself has changed during the pandemic. What are the tactical trends, how different is the game and what does so much football in a pandemic mean for the future of the sport in Germany?