Meet FC Guardiola

Newcomer Girona FC is not under the impression of the Primera División and started with 4 to 6. Strong man behind the scenes is Pere Guardiola.

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Admittedly, these were two home games, but the visitors were not of the least: the Atlético Madrid of Diego Simeone was on 2-2 and Malaga by Míchel went in the boat with 1-0 in the Right Montolivi. Not bad start for a club that for the first time in its 87-year history in the Spanish first division appearances.

It was all hands on deck a and another in order to bring. “We came on just about all surfaces in a deficit”, says chairman Delfí Geli. “We need each year to grow, sure what number of supporters. The children here are not for Barcelona or Espanyol, but for Girona.’

To grow is the support of Manchester City is more than welcome. At the end of last month it became known that City Football Group, the holding company of which the Citizens are a part, and Girona Football Group 88,6 percent of the clubaandelen bought. The owner of Girona Football Group is Pere Guardiola.

The brother of Pep is already longer than today, with the Catalan club. When Girona in 2015 under a mountain of debt threatened to disappear, he negotiated with TVSE Futbol. The French group then became the majority shareholder and saved the club. A moment later, it was again Pere Guardiola who suggested to City to take a closer look to be taken at Girona. The negotiations were already in 2016.

Girona occurs now joined the network of City Football Group, which also includes, among others, the American New York City, Melbourne City, the Uruguayan CA Torque and the Japanese Yokohama Marinos. Five players that are in surplus were in the City at Girona airport facilities: Pablo Maffeo, Aleix García, Douglas Luiz, Marlos Moreno and Larry Kayode. Jason Denayer eventually went to Galatasaray. Coach Pablo Machín, a man with almost no experience in first class. Its primary objective is the preservation, but the start is very promising.

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