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Herr Pep. La prima stagione di Guardiola al Bayern Monaco vissuta dall'interno

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,784 ratings  ·  107 reviews
“Scrivi tutto quello che vedi. Puoi raccontare quello che vuoi” — Pep Guardiola a Martí Perarnau.

Nell’estate del 2013, a Martí Perarnau è stato dato totale accesso al Bayern Monaco per seguire dall’interno la stagione 2013-14, la prima di Pep Guardiola alla guida della squadra tedesca, freschi vincitori di tre titoli nell’annata precedente.

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Published December 10th 2015 by Libreria dello Sport (first published September 4th 2014)
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When you consider the fantastic opportunity afforded the author: total access for a year, with the freedom to write anything, I think Perarnau underachieves.

The result is part valentine, part banal diary of the day to day operations of a big club. We learn things about the club, and individual players but nothing really insightful. Guardiola works obsessively. He prepares for every possible scenario. He is crushed to lose to Real Madrid in the Champions.

As a soccer coach, I enjoyed every page,
Jon Arnold
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, football
One of the most fascinating questions of the 2012/13 football season involved a man who wasn’t involved in it, but instead retreated from the game for a year. Just about everyone involved in top level football wanted to know where Pep Guardiola would go, what he was going to do after creating one of history’s great teams. His Barcelona side were in the line of Cruyff’s Dutch side of the 1970s and Sacchi’s Milan early of the 90s, sides which redefined how the game should be played. Every major ta ...more
Parth Kapadia
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The standout aspect about Martí Perarnau's writeup is how complete the entire book feels.
It describes Guardiola's inspirations, methodology, tactics and interactions with players & bosses along with detours on Bayern & German football but at no point does any chapter feel vestigial. Individual preferences, however mean that each person might end up expecting a bit more depth in some facet of Pep's life.

The writing style is pleasing - simply conveying the emotions without being overbearin
Lucas Bragança
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Que livro! Não é uma biografia, é um relato do 1º ano de Pep no Bayern. Suas conquistas, suas derrotas, seus acertos, suas mancadas e também suas mágicas. O livro mostra o empenho de Pep em transformar toda a cultura de jogo do time do Bayern para se adaptar ao seu estilo. Desde os treinos, táticas e jogos, até as conversas individuais com jogadores e relacionamento com a família. Tudo isso em uma escrita que prende do início ao fim! Top!
Sheldon Fernandez
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the most fascinating and revealing books I’ve read about professional football (and I’ve read quite a few). The author had unprecedented access to Pep Guardiola – the young manager who took Barcelona to the zenith of their powers between 2009 and 2012, which was arguably to the best team ever to play the game – during his first season with the almost-as-formidable Bayern Munich.

On the surface, the book is a diary of Guardiola’s first season with the German juggernaut, but it is in realit
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant book, not because of the writing style but purely because of the content. You'll struggle to find such insight about a team and its season anywhere else, here you find it a few months after it happened.

Love or hate Guardiola, he's one of the more complex and confusing coaches of this era. This book will help you understand a person who's often misunderstood. Here's a guy who really breathes football.

It doesn't matter if you're a Bayern (or Barcelona) fan or not, I'd recommend you to re
Ragnar Liaskar
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read heaps of football books each year and this is in my top5 ever.

You never get as much insight into a world class (if not the best today) manager like Pep and into a modern superclub like Bayern.

Beautiful insight on coaching, fitness, injuries, transfers, getting inside players, manager, coaches, analysts, directors and fans heads.

A MUST read for any with a minimal or bigger interest in how things work and happen on the very top level.
Travis Timmons
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intimate scenes fill Pep Confidential.

Perarnau’s narrative offers an astonishingly comprehensive account of Pep’s first year at the Säbener Straße, thanks to author’s unlimited access to Bayern’s staff, players, facilities, and to Pep himself, as Perarnau shadowed the celebrated coach through the entirety of his first year in Munich. The result is a carefully-layered portrait of world football’s most compelling auteur.

However, the book is much more than simply a retelling of the Pep’s first seas
Rafael Cormack
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Leitura obrigatória pra quem gosta de futebol.

Depois de ler esse livro fica claro porque do domínio absurdo dos times de Guardiola, porque ele tem 7 títulos de liga em 9 disputados, porque a Espanha foi campeã do mundo na mesma época em que ele treinava o Barcelona (e o meio da Espanha era formado por nada menos que Busquets, Xavi e Iniesta) e porque a Alemanha tratorizou o Brasil em 2014 na época em que ele dirigia o Bayern. (e 6 dos 11 titulares da Alemanha eram do time de Munique)

Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pep Confidential is a landmark book of its genre which chronicles Guardiola's first season at Bayern Munich. If you've ever wondered how great coaches Think about the game this is the book for you. The author makes the reader feel as if you are downloading Pep's brain. Even if you can't understand the tactics, there are lessons here for every level of football fan. My only complaint is that the author repeats the same information in multiple chapters. Otherwise this is a book that should be stud ...more
Renato Bakanovas
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Li o livro na intenção de tentar entender melhor a personalidade do vencedor técnico Guardiola. Acredito que em partes o livro entrega isso, nos capítulos que analisa os trejeitos dele, suas relações pessoais, familiares, com os jogadores e suas idiossincrasias. Além disso, o livro tem uma estrutura um pouco repetitiva (Pep pensando sobre o jogo - jogo - pep pensando sobre o jogo - jogo).

No geral, é uma biografia interessante sobre um personagem interessante.

Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Si antes se decía con cierta regularidad que Pep Guardiola es un genio, este libro nos da una vista íntima del porqué. Una obra que en ocasiones peca de exaltar de más los aspectos más positivos del entrenador, y me parece que es más por la notable admiración que el autor siente hacia la figura de Guardiola, pero, él conoce al hombre, la mayoría solo le vemos desde fuera.
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un buen libro, con una visión apasionante del fútbol
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Pep Guardiola’s managerial record is, by any measure, astounding.

3 La Ligas, 2 Copa Del Reys, 3 Spanish Super Cups, 2 Champions Leagues, 3 European Super Cups, 3 FIFA World Club Cups, 3 Bundesligas, 2 German Cups, 1 Premier League, 1 EFL Cup and 1 Community Shield - all within the space of 10 years.

And yet somehow, in a way I still find utterly bizarre, Marti Perarnau’s most astonishing feat as author of this biography of Pep Guardiola is to actually leave the more astute reader with a signifi
Aman Mittal
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In life there are times when one is exhausted by what one loves to do. It is when one is out option and monotony of daily routine becomes an unbearable case. This monotony is necessary and in other words called hard work which to find success, has to be in consistent with. Similar was the case with Pep Guardiola, in 2012 the Barcelona coach, after winning each and every trophy or championship by rallying his troops of 11 men on a grass field consistently for four years. He was the inventor of a ...more
Fabio Augusto
Guardiola Confidencial é um livro com escopo definido: relatar como foi a primeira temporada de Pep Guardiola à frente do Bayern de Munique. O que pensou, os desafios que enfrentou, como os encarou. Não pretende em nenhum momento ser uma biografia, o que é um acerto, já que Guardiola é um personagem em construção e sua história, se não está apenas começando, está muito longe do final.
A principal qualidade do livro é que trata o tempo inteiro de futebol. O ponto de vista é o de Pep, ou melhor, de
Kristjan Lukk
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esiteks pean tunnistama, et raamatu tekkelugu on tõepoolest ennekuulmatu. Et sellise renomeega treener lubab ühel inimesel terve hooaja meeskonnaga kaasas jõlkuda - nii heas kui halvas - kõlab uskumatult. Kahjuks ei lugenud ma ei ridadelt ega ridade vahelt välja, mis suhe Perarnau Pepiga täpselt oli ja kuidas sellise suhteni jõuti. Igatahes meenutab situatsioon natuke "House of Cardsi" sarjas kirjanik Tom Yatesi all-accessi Valgesse Majja.

Perarnau pääses ligi tõepoolest väärt materjalile, mis av
Nov 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Like many said, with the opportunity the author had, i expected a lot more exclusive content and behind the scenes material. There isn't that much.
Which is really disappointing, because when it does, it's awesome.

Of course, we don't know for sure what "unrestricted access" really meant. There could have been a lot of informal agreements of what could be written and not for the author to remain with the group.

There are awesome moments, boring ones when nothing interesting happens and most of the
Adrián Paredes
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¡Guardiolismo en estado puro!

Es muy fácil hacer juicios desde una silla, comiendo papitas. Cuando vemos el trasfondo de la primera temporada de Pep al frente de un equipo que venía de ganarlo todo (Triplete), te das cuenta de que en ocasiones, no ganar campeonatos no es sinónimo de fracaso. Prueba de ello, el haber ganado 4 campeonatos en su primera temporada con el Bayern teniendo a medio equipo lesionado más de media temporada.

Sus sistemas tácticos, sus ideales, su manera de entender el fútbol
Eduardo Losada
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Un lujo de libro. Martí Perarnau detalla la primera temporada de Pep en el conjunto muniqués. Con su lectura, comprenderás cómo funciona una mente tan compleja y obsesiva como la de Guardiola, por no hablar de que conocerás al detalle la metodología de trabajo implacable que éste sigue.
Asimismo y, gracias al exhaustivo seguimiento realizado, se pone de relieve lo complicadísimo que es la dirección y buen funcionamiento de algo tan complicado como una plantilla de primer nivel:

"Un equipo es un se
Alejandro Ferrés Bruyn
La prosa sencilla de Martí Perarnau acompaña con sobriedad las vivencias de Pep Guardiola en su primer año como entrenador del FC Bayern Múnich. Las anécdotas relacionadas a los partidos claves de la temporada revelan su obsesiva gestión para mantener el espíritu competitivo de un equipo que había conquistado el triplete en la temporada anterior, además de mostrar sus distintas facetas (familia, amistades; trato con los jugadores, el club y la prensa, etc.) que lo hacen humano y mortal como uno ...more
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book isn't just for Bayern fans. I thought this all access for the full season approach provided insights into leadership that could benefit more widely. The format of short, concise chapters worked well; I felt each one gave me a insight into a myriad of areas. Mainly you come away realizing what a game of spinning plates managing a team (especially a top level team)is. You might suspect that the all access would bias the writer one way or the other but I thought Perarnau was fairly even h ...more
Jin San
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite a number of sub-editing errors, the book is a fascinating and educational look into the mind of an intelligent manager who's at the forefront of the intriguing world of football tactics. It's strange to read about a team that defends so high, how it demands one player to hang back and stop attacks intelligently, how it can use a winger as a defensive midfielder, and turn a left back like Lahm into a pivote and one of the best players of the Bundesliga. Guardiola is one of the men who are ...more
Para quem gostar de futebol e, em especial, da forma de jogar que o Guardiola estabelece em seus times, será uma leitura no mínimo interessante para entender como ele começou seu trabalho na Alemanha e como implementou suas ideias e como os jogadores, imprenssa, torcedores responderam a esse choque cultural com a forma de jogar alemã. Entretano acho que o livro se torna longo de mais e ficando enfadonho no final, mesmo com grandes acontecimentos reservados para o final da temporada. Para quem nã ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un llibre interessant pels amants del futbol i es llegeix en un parell de sentades doncs esta ben escrit i es entretingut. A altres païssos-sobretot a Anglaterra- hi ha tradiccio de bona literatura esportiva, a veure si se'ns contagia.

Penso que seria molt mes interessant aquest mateix llibre de la etapa blaugrana, entre altres coses ja que l'alemana no ha acabat.

M'ha cridat l'atencio que al Pep li agraden els equips de joves, i com diu que potser acabara entrenant a la cantera, en un retorn a
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An impressively wonky chronicle of Pep Guardiola's first season at Bayern. His coaching philosophy and tactical decisions get extensive detail, leading to more frank discussion X's and O's than I recall ever seeing in one soccer biography. I would have enjoyed more behind-the-scenes details of Guardiola's life, but Perarnau did a good job getting what was available from the private coach. This will be a valuable document for future analysts of Guardiola and Bayern if he succeeds in creating the ...more
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great book, first sports book I've ever read. I will definitely be reading Perarnau's other book about rest of Pep's seasons at Bayern Munich.

This book follows Pep's first season at Bayern Munich right after they won the treble with Jupp Heynckes. Perarnau was given incredible access to Pep, the players, and the staff which wasn't taken full advantage of. However, the book is still provides quite a bit of insight into Pep's preparations for a match, team training, thoughts on team injuries and
Luke Charles
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic book, a must read for any football fan. It's a very rare insight into not only one of the greatest young managers in the world today, but also into one of the biggest clubs in the world today.

From great triumphs to personal tragedies, this book is no holds barred as to how Pep Guardiola not only devotes his time to his team, but his entire life to the beautiful game.

If you like football only a little bit, this book should be not on the shelf, but in your hands. Just brilliant!
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting account of Guardiola's first year in Munich, filled with inside stories. While the author's admiration for Pep can sound a bit excessive at times (even if the portrayed manager is indeed very impressive), this book is still an interesting read both for those interested in the Guardiola phenomenon and for those who want to see how Bayern coped with the highs and lows of their first post-Heynckes year.
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