778 million for new players, and never a semi-final: The Pep begins myth to crumble

presented As a Manchester City in the summer of 2016 Pep Guardiola as the new head coach of "Citizens", was formulated and its target is clear: The Henkelpott

778 million for new players, and never a semi-final: The Pep begins myth to crumble

presented As a Manchester City in the summer of 2016 Pep Guardiola as the new head coach of "Citizens", was formulated and its target is clear: The Henkelpott should! The Catalan miracle trainer with the money to rain from the main shareholder Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan - what combination could be more promising in order to capture the king class?

Four years later, the disillusionment. Yes, Guardiola has transformed Manchester City are a Top team. And Yes, Guardiola has given the "Citizens" of various national title, but the European coronation was. More: Manchester City could be the own claims does not meet.

AP Guardiola a swore his Team, has brought it to nothing: the City adopted again after the quarter-finals of the Champions League

Guardiola and City: Shop for just under 800 million Euro.

For 778 million euros of the 49-Year-old in the meantime, shopping was allowed to go. Leroy Sané, Ilkay Gündogan, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Rodri, Gabriel, Jesus - the list of prominent names that followed the call Guardiola's Manchester, is a long one. Nevertheless, no later than the quarter-finals of the Champions League meant City always the last stop.

in 2016, was already in the second round final against AS Monaco, which is three years after this failed City in the quarter-finals - the first at Liverpool, then against Tottenham Hotspur, and now at the French outsider Olympique Lyon.

Guardiola: Also at Bayern success

it remained a Maximum-the Bayern officials had high hopes, as the Catalan 2013 took on the responsibility in Munich. However, with Bayern coach was the Miracle be denied what seems to him to be in Barcelona so easily fallen: the income of the so-magical Henkelpotts.

imago/Sven Simon With Bayern failed the Catalan three times in the semifinals of the Premier class

During his four-year coaching career at Barca (2008-2012) won the Pep is the "king's class" twice (2009, 2011). In this time, his team played with a stunning short passing game successfully through all the stages of Europe. Pep seemed to have the formula for the maximum success found. He seemed to be alone on the side line to guarantee the profit of the Henkelpotts.

Nine years later, the miracle formula is the curse

Nine years after his last success in the Champions League has transformed the former wonder of the formula is, apparently, a curse. Guardiola, who wants to lead his teams to the Barca model, for Maximum success, it simply will not create any more.

After renewed early against Lyon, the miracle coach is now the question of whether it is not perhaps the unique class of Lionel Messi has been Barca twice to the Champions League win, rather than his influence as a coach.

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Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 06:26

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