Josep “Pep” Guardiola i Sala was honored today after his last game in charge at the Camp Nou. After FC Barcelona’s 4-0 win against Espanyol in the legendary stadion, it was time for Pep to say some words and for the players and the fans to show their appreciation. His four years as the manager of FC Barcelona were extremely succesful, international as well as in Spain. I’m bummed that he’s leaving the club, I feel as he could have stayed longer. I really loved the connection he had with the players and the vibe he was giving FC Barcelona. But I can understand how stressful and demanding his role as a manager for this popular club can be.
He has two more matches left with FCB, next week at the Benito Villamarin stadium against Betis and after that the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon stadium.
Watch his Farewell ceremony at Camp Nou:
His speech with english subtitles:
The short tribute shown at the stadium:
*The text ”T’estimem Pep!” which you see in the first video means ”We love you, Pep!”