Pep Guardiola says Benfica have ‘possibly the best back four in Europe.” Photograph: Epa

Pep Guardiola has warned that his Bayern Munich side must find a way past “the best defence in Europe” when they face Benfica in the first leg of thei(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during a training session ahead of the Capital One Cup final. “I’m not sure I’m the difference, but I know the way, that’s true.”Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

It took 147 weeks for Jurgen Klopp to build Borussia Dortmund into Bundesliga champions and claim the first trophy of his managerial career in Germany(...)

Bayern Munich’s coach Pep Guardiola (left) with  Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini.  Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. (...)

Carlo Ancelotti is to be announced as the new Bayern Munich manager in the next few days. Photograph: Afp

Carlo Ancelotti has agreed a contract in principle with Bayern Munich to replace Pep Guardiola at the end of the season, the Guardian understands. The(...)

According to press reports in Spain, Pep Guardiola has rejected Bayern’s offer of a new deal worth €20 million. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will make a decision over his future with Bayern Munich in the next week amid increasing speculation that he could be (...)

Bayern Munich are close to signing Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal but chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says a deal is not yet done. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Bayern Munich are close to signing Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal but chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says a deal is not yet done. After aroun(...)

 After the 2013 treble Pep Guardiola’s challenge was no longer to take Bayern to the next level, but to maintain the standards set by his suddenly illustrious predecessor. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters.

Many neutrals find Chelsea a hard club to like, but one night in May 2012, they were briefly Germany’s second-favourite team. Chelsea were playing Bay(...)

Bayern Munich’s manager Pep Guardiola, with ripped trousers, gives his players instructions during the Champions League second-leg quarter-final against FC Porto at the Allianz Stadium, Munich. Photograph: Getty.

If Pep Guardiola looked unusually hungry on the touchline at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, this was perhaps for more than just the usual reason(...)

Liverpool’s Emre Can (left) has developed into a top Premier League performer since his move from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: PA.

“People want instant results and players get criticised immediately but we always knew it would take time.” Brendan Rodgers’s barbed comment was aimed(...)

 Real Madrid’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas saves a ball during the team’s training session in Valdebebas sports complex near Madrid,  Spain. Photograph: Juanjo Martin / EPA

Iker Casillas cannot remember what he was drawing at the exact moment he was called up to Real Madrid’s Champions League squad for the very first time(...)