16 February 2012

The hour of Pep

The timing of the renewal of the coach, marked by the next two weeks, with a single game.

The next two weeks, Copa del Rey match or Champions League, are seen as decisive in the timing of the renewal of Pep Guardiola, who last season chose this little truce to announce their engagement calendar for another year. For better or for worse, whether the answer is yes technically the club or not, the time begins to be key. If there is no news the next fifteen days, the club's sports equipment must be operated in order to reply to any scenario.

The time factor does not give much room for maneuver and the reason is very simple: club sources have always maintained publicly and privately, that the planning of the season takes place from the months of January and February. The various committees and the technical secretariat on their schedules meetings at these times and Guardiola himself has scheduled several meetings with Andoni Zubizarreta and Josep Maria Bartomeu the coming days.

The information arising from the environment point Guardiola, for months, the technician will continue at least another year. Some sources pointed to the clásicos of Cup as the date specified in the agenda of the club to resolve a situation that should not be perpetuated. However, the coach has chosen to wait for the day to day were more clear, so that nothing interferes with the preparation of a diabolical January competitive in intensity.

With the agreements for the entire technical staff continue Guardiola and Carles Puyol as the only player in the squad whose future is not bound by contract beyond 2013-beyond Pinto-, Pep is only felt that the time and no doubt. Games like Saturday in Pamplona, ​​however, can lead you to believe that maybe this team starts to be saturated with success, a factor that has always identified as crucial in their decision to continue or not. The coach can be puzzling over how to proceed.

The next few hours could be decisive in this regard, once the maximum support and coach Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, has returned to work fully, one of the factors that have Guardiola remained on edge in recent weeks. Pep hardly continue with this project if the friend and companion that started in the reserves in 2008 could not pursue its commitment to him body and soul. (via MD)