The pages of this book propose a journey between the Guardiola proper noun and the Guardiola adjective. Between a Guardiola in capital letters and a Guardioliano in lower case. Between what belongs only to the coach and his work in Barcelona, Munich and Manchester, and that part of his football that already belongs to others. Pursuing the influence and importance of the coach in redefining the limits and meanings of certain aspects of the game and the nature of those who play it. Guardiola as a driver of change. A journey across the bridge between football before the coach from Santpedor and football after Pep. How much of Guardiola is there in football beyond Pep?
Albert Morén (@eumd) was born in the city of Barcelona in 1986. In 2006 he created the football blog 'En un momento dado' (www.eumd.es), a space dedicated to tactical analysis especially linked to FC Barcelona current affairs. After covering Pep Guardiola's time at FC Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, he has followed the Catalan coach's progress at Bayern Munich and Manchester City. He has collaborated with projects such as Ecos del Balón, the magazines Panenka and The Tactical Room, and the programme Play Fútbol on Cadena SER, among other media.