Pep Guardiola will take over a City squad at the crossroads on July 1st. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

After Manchester City’s meek elimination from the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s first challenge when replacing Manuel Pellegrini as manager in the(...)

Bayern Munich coach Josep Guardiola looks dejected as his team crash out of the Champions League. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Departing Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been assured a bittersweet farewell at the German club with the pending celebration of a record fourt(...)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone   celebrates in front of the Spanish team’s supporters at the Allianz Arena after they claimed a place in the Champions League final by knocking out Bayern Munich. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone hailed the “huge mettle” of his team as they booked a place in the Champions League final at the expense of Bayern (...)

Pep Guardiola: hoping to guide German champions Bayern into the last four again.  Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich flew to Portugal yesterday for what they expect to be a serious test of their Champions League credentials against Benfica tonight. A 1(...)

Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro  celebrates with team-mates after scoring his side’s second goal  in the Champions League game against Bayern Munich  at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Juventus 2 Bayern Munich 2 Juventus staged a superb comeback from two goals down to rescue their Champions League hopes and secure a draw against Bay(...)

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. (...)

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 (...)

Pep Guardiola has said there will be clarity over his future at Bayern Munich next week. Photograph: Reuters

Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will make a decision over his future with Bayern Munich in the next week. The Spaniard, who is in the final year of hi(...)

Bayern  Munich’s Rafinha exchanges words with Arturo Vidal after their defeat at between Borussia Moenchengladbach. Photo: Reuters

In-form Borussia Moenchengladbach struck three times in 14 minutes in the second-half to floor champions Bayern Munich 3-1 and inflict their first Bu(...)

Shane Long scores the decisive goal for  Ireland in Thursday’s  European Championship qualifying match in the Aviva Stadium against Germany. Photograph:  Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

We all know Ireland’s history in international football is one of the longest hard- luck stories in sport, but there had always been peaks. England be(...)