Guardiola attacks Barcelona to hide Thiago’s signing ?

Read a summary of how Barca supporter Francesc Tomas feels about the recent war of words between Pep Guardiola and FC Barcelona. .

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In what many initially considered a surprising move, he decided to join the Bundesliga champions at the Allianz Arena. 

Recently, Bayern Munich directors Hoeness and Rummenigge explained that their first contact with Guardiola took place back in July 2011 when, to the Germans’ surprise, the Catalan manager reportedly approached them out of the blue, expressed his admiration for their club philosophy, shared his desire to coach there one day, gave them his phone number and walked away.

In other words: Pep’s carefully crafted master-plan to land a job at the Allianz Arena had already started to develop several months before even leaving Barcelona, and his supposedly stress-free year away was, in fact, used as preparation for his German adventure.

“Too many things have happened that have crossed the line. I will never forget that they used Tito’s illness to cause me damage. I just ask the Barcelona board to go their own way and leave me alone and stop using me and my friends to hurt me. All I asked was to be left in peace.”

It’s no secret former supremo Joan Laporta has the support of both Guardiola and mentor Johan Cruyff in his continuing battle against current president Sandro Rosell and, regrettably, it looks as if the war is only likely to become worse in the near future.

As a life-long Cule, I must admit that I am hugely disappointed about the fact that such important names within the club’s present, past and future don’t seem to able to put their differences to one side and put the interest of the club ahead of their huge egos.

Blaugrana members will have the chance to vote for their next president in the summer of 2016.

A strategy to hide Thiago’s signing?

After unleashing his furious attack against the currentBlaugrana board of directors, the newly-appointed Bayern Munich manager went on to, unashamedly,confirm his interest in luring the promising Thiago Alcantara away from the Camp Nou: “It is either Thiago or no-one. I know him very, very well. He is a super, super player. He can play three, four, five positions. He wants to play and at Barcelona his chances would be worse.”

If we consider that Thiago’s agent is in fact Pere Guardiola (Pep’s brother), the whole story becomes even more twisted. Was the current Bayern Munich manager involved in ensuring that the youngster’s buy-out clause dropped from €90 to 18 million at this point? I guess we will never find out…

However, I strongly recommend that, if he wants to be left in peace, he stops trying to damage Barcelona by re-igniting divisive, harmful debate and trying to convince promising young players of leaving the club that has enabled their development.

Read the entire article by Francesc Tomas at ESPN.

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