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Pep Guardiola return mustn't distract Barcelona from Champions League target

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Pep Guardiola will be sitting on the wrong bench at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. Despite leaving his beloved Catalunya after only four seasons in charge and choosing to continue his professional career in Munich instead, Barcelona fans will never consider their former ball boy, captain and inspirational leader as an enemy.


Guardiola, born in Santpedor, is without a shadow of a doubt the club's best manager in over 115 years of history, the man who orchestrated the most attractive football the Camp Nou has ever witnessed. Deservedly, the 14 trophies achieved during his time -- including two Champions Leagues and three Ligas -- have earned Guardiola a privileged place in the hearts of millions of Blaugrana supporters around the world.

Although there are a very tiny number of Cules who will be slightly anxious about Pep's return, the vast majority can't ...

You can read the rest of Francesc Tomas' column for ESPN here.