Guardiola and Barcelona - A special relationship
No time for big names
Straight from the start, Guardiola planned a future without stars like Samuel Eto'o, Deco and Ronaldinho. Even Superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who joined the club in a swap for Eto'o in 2009, did not stay long. Pep opted for team-oriented players who understood his idea of possession football and could deliver his famous tiki-taka style of play.