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|PHOTO: PEP GUARDIOLA IS GOING, BUT HIS SHADOW WILL REMAIN.|
Pep Guardiola announces his impending departure from Barcelona. (Getty Images)
|READ THIS THING ABOUT PEP FROM THE LEADER IN ENGLISH COVERAGE OF SPANISH FUTBOL.|
Sid Lowe on Pep Guardiola. // The Guardian
|WHAT’S FRENCH FOR ‘CINDERELLA’? UH…I MEAN ‘UNDERDOG’?|
It’s time to pay a bit of attention to the tiny French club with a shot at the Cup. What town? Oh, Quevilly. // Kickette
|PHOTO: WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT PEP? HIS KNIT GAME WAS ALWAYS ON POINT.|
Great coach, sure, but Pep’s style is what really made him special. (Getty Images)
|IF ECONOMIC STRENGTH HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, CHINA WOULDN’T TOTALLY SUCK.|
Bury any thoughts you might have had that the economic crisis in Spain could have an effect on their football. // TIME Keeping Score Blog
|CAN WE GET THE ARMORED DOG TO SING ‘BARBIE GIRL’? VIRAL VIDEO GOLD.|
Dancing wild dogs in armor, Reading fans’ odd choice for a warm-up song, and just general joy from the relaters of such things. // When Saturday Comes
|SHOCKING NEWS: SEATTLE HIPSTER FALLS FOR SOCCER. FILM AT 11.
Worldly Seattlite finally gives soccer a chance thanks to El Clasico and a funny looking Argentine. // Seattle Globalist
|PHOTO: TITO VILANOVA, COME ON DOWN. YOU’RE THE NEXT CONTESTANT…|
The press conference was about Pep, but we also learned that his successor will be assistant Tito Vilanova, a guy most famous for getting poked in the eye. (Getty Images)
|TERRY FAMILY GATHERINGS MUST BE SEDATE, THOUGHTFUL AFFAIRS.|
John Terry’s brother Paul went to Barcelona, got drunk, and started singing about his brother winning the double. I’ve heard Paul is the quiet one. // Off the Post
|THE MOST CELEBRATED COACH IN SPAIN DESERVES YOUR ATTENTION.|
No, not Pep. He’s gone (basically). Look now to Marcelo, the mad Argentine, and his Europa League finalists Athletic Bilbao. // Bleacher Report
|PEP SAYS HE NEEDS TO RECHARGE HIS BATTERIES. HE CAN DO THAT WHILE RUNNING AMERICA’S YOUTH SYSTEM, RIGHT? AHEM.|
Lots of people will now try to throw lots of cash at Pep Guardiola. Will he succomb to temptation and end up in England? As head coach of the Qatari national team? Consulting for Toronto FC (which won’t help)? Let the rampant and irresponsible speculation begin! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.