Friday, April 27, 2012


Roberto Di Matteo has cast doubt over whether Barcelona's culture could be exported to another club after Pep Guardiola suddenly became available for the Chelsea job.

Less than three days after being outwitted by caretaker Blues boss Di Matteo in the Champions League semi-finals, Guardiola has confirmed he is quitting as Barca manager at the end of the season.

Although he announced he planned to take a sabbatical, speculation is rife Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will try to make him an offer he cannot refuse.

Guardiola has denied having any contact with Chelsea, insisting it would have shown 'disrespect' to his employers if he had done so

Abramovich is said to have long craved the concept of 'Barcelona in blue shirts', identifying Guardiola as the perfect manager to deliver that vision.

But Di Matteo said: 'History tells us it's difficult to replicate the culture of a club into a different club.

Spot on if you ask me as
You do not need to look back too far, with Di Matteo part of the Andre Villas-Boas regime that tried and failed to do just that before the latter was sacked almost two months ago.
Di Matteo's decision to go back to basics since taking charge has paid off spectacularly, culminating in Tuesday night's sensational comeback to beat Barca and reach the Champions League final.

So folks,do you think it will be easy for Guardiola to bring the culture, philosophy and policy of the ''tiki taka' football style of Barcelona to Chelsea? That is if he is employed by Abramovich!!

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