Pep Guardiola speaks out on latest Chelsea link

13:28 27 April 2012

Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola during a training session at Stamford Bridge, London.

Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola during a training session at Stamford Bridge, London.

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Spaniard claims there was no meeting with Blues officials earlier in the year

Pep Guardiola has denied reports that he met with Chelsea club officials in February about replacing former boss Andre Villas-Boas, saying to do so would have been disrespectful to Barcelona.

The Spaniard announced this afternoon that he was going to step down as Barca boss at the end of the campaign after amassing an incredible 13 trophies since taking charge in 2008.

"Meeting with Chelsea in February? I did not meet with them," Guardiola said in a press conference this afternoon.

"That would have been a lack of respect towards the club."

Villas-Boas was sacked in March, with Roberto Di Matteo appointed as interim head coach until the end of the season.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Ello is the new social network on everyone’s lips, but the question is, why?

Read more

Here are some tips from an expert on how to create the tricky Middle Eastern dessert.

Read more

The man in the moon may have been caused by a long plume of magma deep inside the moon coming to the surface.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Match reports

TOP STORIES

Chelsea Transfer News

Quizzes

Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more
Diego Costa of Chelsea exchanges words with Cesc Fabregas (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Chelsea have made several personnel changes over the course of the summer as they look to mount a squad that can challenge for the title.

Read more
Guess the managers quiz

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
Croatia's Daniel Prajnic, France's Paul Pogba and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo... three hair-raising World Cup stars (Picture: Archant/Getty)

The World Cup is a showcase of fantastic football... and terrible hairstyles. Try this quiz and test your knowledge of the wackiest barnets in Brazil.

Read more