Thierry Henry reveals Pep Guardiola's philosophy during his time at Barcelona

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Pep Guardiola is a wanted man. The current Bayern Munich manager announced he will be leaving the Allianz Arena at the end of the season to be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Barcelona boss has won five league titles in six years during stints in Spain and Germany and it seems his next spell will be in the Premier League. However, his destination is still unknown.

All of the Premier League's top clubs appear to be chasing the Spaniard and it seems Manchester City are currently leading the charge. Although, Chelsea, Manchester United and even Arsenal will not give up hope just yet. 


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And Thierry Henry, who won seven major trophies under Guardiola, revealed the philosophy that has made the 42-year-old so successful in his relatively young managerial career. 

Writing in his column for the Sun on Sunday, Henry revealed Guardiola bases his system around the three Ps - play, possession and position.

He said:  "For him, winning is a consequence of playing well with the ball on the ground, respecting his plan, staying in position and always keeping possession.

"He puts everything in place to get the ball up to the final third of the pitch and then trusts his team to finish the job in the only area of the field that can’t be planned for."

However, he also said the manager's control stretches much further than the field. 

Henry claimed Guardiola expected the same level of discipline from his players whether they were at home or on the football pitch. 

"He banned us from watching the F1 or tennis in Barcelona because he didn’t want us sitting in the sun for hours. We weren’t allowed out after midnight and he controlled everything we ate and drank," Henry went on.


Manchester City seems like the most viable option for him right now with Manuel Pellegrini dispensable at the Etihad.

He could be tempted by a move to Stamford Bridge with Guus Hiddink only contracted until the end of the season.

Manchester United would be stupid not to test the waters, but all signs point towards Jose Mourinho if Louis van Gaal doesn't last the campaign.

While Arsenal could also be outsiders to tempt him into a one-year sabbatical until Arsene Wenger's contract expires in 2017.

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