Pep Guardiola and the fall and rise of the passing midfielder

Pep Guardiola and the fall and rise of the passing midfielder

In 2004, Gabriele Marcotti published a rather notable article in The Times about FC Barcelona’s head coach Pep Guardiola, whilst he was still a player. It wasn’t a piece about Pep Guardiola’s great career as a footballing legend – it was about how, in 2004-spec football, Guardiola was surplus to requirement. How things change! Today, Pep Guardiola is one of the [...]