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Rijkaard's record at Barcelona dwarfed by Guardiola's success

By SportUK 27/04/2012 11:48

Pep Guardiola will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, ending a trophy-laden four-year spell in charge.

 

Pep Guardiola (Stephen Pond-EMPICS Sport)Guardiola’s predecessor in the Camp Nou hot seat, Frank Rijkaard, guided the Catalan giants to domestic and European success during his tenure but even the Dutchman’s record as coach is dwarfed by the Spaniard’s success.

 

Under Guardiola, Barcelona have won 175 of 242 games, a winning percentage of 72.3%.

 

Rijkaard’s record? 160 wins from 273 matches, a winning percentage of 58.6%.

 

While Rijkaard suffered 50 losses in his time in charge, Guardiola lost just 21 games.

 

Pep Guardiola's stats as Barcelona coach compared to his predecessor Frank Rijkaard (Opta)

Somewhat surprisingly, Guardiola’s overall record in the Champions League is slightly inferior to that of the Dutchman. Rijkaard’s Barca won 25 of 41 matches (winning percentage of 61.0%) in Europe’s top club competition while Guardiola’s record stands at 31 wins from 52 games (59.6% winning percentage).

 

In Guardiola’s favour, Barcelona won the Champions League twice under the Spaniard compared to Rijkaard’s sole European triumph in 2006.

 

In trophy terms, Guardiola also trumps Rijkaard in terms of La Liga titles (three to two), European Super Cups (two to one) and World Club Championships (two to none).

 

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27/04/2012 13:37
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What's wrong with the temp manager that's at chelsea now they are winning doing well why change something that is working. Ex chelsea player with a strong allegiance to the club KEEP Di MATTIO  don't upset the team with a new regime you have done that to many times Roman
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   GLASGOW RANGERS     Keep away from this manager.      He will cost you more Angry

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