Last week I started to read "Herr Pep" , a book written by Martì Perarnau, a spanish journalist guest of Pep during his first season at Munich to understand how Pep is a mental coach and how tried to change the german football and the style of a panzer team like Bayer.
Any suprise for me, I was sure about how Pep is good. He is a genius, his love for football and for his job reminds me to Arsène Wenger.
Perarnau described perfectly his approach to Bayern Munich, his year off to USA to relax and recover the energies, his problems with Barça and Sandro Rossell (according to Perarnau, Barça tempted to sell Cesc Fabregas after only one year and they were sure to sell Pique and Dani Alves to start a new era).
It's lovely how Pep was on fire to become the Bayern manager and to export his mentality (and the mentality of his staff. When I will finish the book, I would like to study interesting figures like Manuel Estiarte, Lorenzo Buenaventura and Domenec Torren) and how the players have refused since the first time to change their habits. Despite Kroos, Basti, Muller, Boateng, Lahm are class players, they preferred - and prefer - to run around the pitch or upwards to a hill instead of play with the ball and abandone the ball only for soft stretching sessions.
Lovely to know how Pep was a fan of Pierre Emilie Hojberg as pivote like Busquets and how has disciplined Javi Martinez to become a CB, helping him to remove the strenghts (for Guardiola were weaknesses) assimilated from Bielsa at Bilbao.
I recommend this book to everyone.