Following his sides shocking exit from the Champions League, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has stated that he will make a decision on his future ‘within the next few days’.
Guardiola who had remain coy on his his long term future with the club made the revelation after last night’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the Nou Camp.
“In the next few days we will decide if I stay or not,” he said.
“I will speak with my assistant [Tito Vilanova] and president Sandro Rosell and then we will decide what is best for the club.We will talk about everything, about the club’s situation, and we will make a decision because evidently now is the time.”
Despite the all the gloom surrounding their exit, Barcelona can at least rejoice in the fact that their impressive European home record remain intact for the 3rd year.
That said, there appears to be no love lost for the man who has brought Barcelona an amazing 13 out 16 titles since taking over in 2008. In fact, many fans are calling for his departure believing that it’s time for change at the Nou Camp.
Comments like these:
‘out with guardiola! The Real will run rampant in Liga and CL! Hala Madridistas’
‘Please Guardiola leave. I’sorry for having cheered for you for the entire season… when things mattered the most you started showing amateur management of the world leading team. Venturing into ridiculous formations… playing three in the back against the world’s top performing teams. I believe you’re just fed up; you don’t have the motivation for the team and you are not able to motivate the team members… Do yourself and the Barcelona team and fans a favor and look for something that interests you to keep yourself busy and leave your place for someone else to come and shuffle things around in the team to get the spirit back; someone who is eager to win (you just had enough).’
Are appearing everywhere on the internet. So my question to you is should Guardiola leave Barcelona or does he still have what it takes to bring more titles?
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