Pep Confidential: Inside Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich

by Martí Perarnau

Pep Confidential: Inside Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich

The Guardiola Effect


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‘Access inside the changing room and behind the scenes that any journalist or writer would kill for… Perarnau’s insights are astonishing’ – Graham Hunter

‘Insightful’ – Guardian

‘Extraordinary’ – Hugh MacDonald, Herald

‘One of the most influential sports books to be written in years’ – Scotland Now  

‘a fine insight into the strains of management . . . one for the students of the game’ – Observer

‘enthralling stuff’ – Irish Examiner

‘This book should be compulsory reading for potential employers and opponents alike’ – Independent on Sunday

‘Write about everything you see. Be as critical as you like’  – Pep Guardiola to Marí Perarnau, summer 2013
Martí Perarnau was given total access to Bayern Munich during season 2013-14. This book represents the first time in the modern era that a writer has got this close to one of the elite teams of world football.
At the invitation of Pep Guardiola, he shadowed the Catalan, his staff and his superstar players during training and on matchdays. Bayern smashed domestic records on their way to the double, but were humiliated by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final. Perarnau was with them every step of the way.
Perarnau is with Guardiola as he is courted by the world’s greatest clubs during his sabbatical in New York. We hear Guardiola explain in detail the radical tactical moves which transform Bayern’s season and reprogramme the players who will win the World Cup with Germany. Perarnau talks exclusively and in fascinating detail with players such as Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Thiago Alcântara and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Pep Confidential is much more than the story of a season – it is also a lasting portrait of one of the greatest coaches in sport.

Martí Perarnau, former Spanish Olympiad turned journalist, is a renowned football analyst. He writes for a number of Spanish newspapers and runs the hugely popular Perarnau Magazine blog. He lives in Barcelona.


ISBN: 9781909715257

Publication date: 16/10/2014

Format: Paperback

Extent: 400

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Sport