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Guardiola Resigns with Barcelona for Another Year – SportsUntapped.com
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Added July 14th, 2010 by Ian

Guardiola Re-signs with Barcelona for Another Year
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It was announced on July 14 that Spanish La Liga club Barcelona has re-signed their 39-year-old manager Pep Guardiola to a one-year contract extension. Guardiola had made a verbal agreement with the Spanish champions back in January and it’s now been made official after the club released a statement on its website. It also confirms that Guardiola’s assistant Tito Vilanova has been re-signed and their contracts will take them until June 30, 2011.

Guardiola has done extremely well with Barcelona as he’s won quite a few trophies already. These are:  UEFA Champions League: 2009; Spanish Primera Division: 2009; Copa del Rey: 2009, Spanish Super Cup: 2009; European Super Cup: 2009; and the Club World Cup: 2009.

Guardiola took over from Frank Rijkaard in July, 2008 and although he was a fine player, nobody knew he’d be this good as a manager, especially with his inexperience in the job. However, those worries were put to bed pretty quickly as he reeled in six trophies during his first season as manager. This included becoming the first Spanish team to win the treble of League Championship, the Champions League, and the Copa del Rey.

As a player he was also used to winning as he won six League championships, two Copa del Reys, a European Cup, a Cup winners Cup, and a few others. He also won a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics and played for his country about 50 times.

Guardiola was given the job of coaching the Barcelona B team in June, 2007 and led them to promotion to Segunda División B. He likes to use a 4-3-3 system with two creative midfielders playing with a holding player in between them.

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