PEP GUARDIOLA has been in charge of some of the biggest clubs in world football.
His exploits at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City have seen him work with artists such as Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Kevin de Bruyne.
However, the Spaniard has also seen a few names move in during his time at these European giants.
SunSport has assembled an excellent starting lineup of names sold or given away by Guardiola over the years.
The stunning squad has been launched with a combined value of almost £110m – and includes three stars who have left on a free transfer.
Between the sticks is the button PEPE RAINE, who left Pep’s Bayern Munich for Napoli in 2014 after playing as a defender for Manuel Neur.
The two sides of the defense are full-backs MAXWELL – transferred from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 – PABLO ZABALETA, moved from Man City to West Ham to make room for Kyle Walker.
Focus again RAFAEL MARQUEZ was a giant of Barca’s defense under Guardiola – winning four La Liga titles and the Champions League twice – but was transferred to the New York Red Bulls in 2010.
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His partner in the back in XI make-believe is DANTE, who fought for games at Bayern before being sold to Wolfsburg in 2015.
Next is a trio of midfielders with a talent to beat the world.
TONI KROOS and BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER were successive winners under Pep at Bayern before leaving for Real Madrid and Manchester United respectively.
YAYA TRAVEL experienced a rockier relationship with his gaffer.
He was sold to City in 2011 for around £27m before the pair reunited when Pep took over at the Etihad Stadium in 2016 – Yaya leaving just two years later.
Leading this eliminated squad are three of the most fearsome strikers to have played the game.
Wonderful thing RONALDINHOR Unable to impress Pep with his love off the pitch at Barcelona, he was quickly sold to AC Milan in 2008.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC is someone else who doesn’t necessarily have an eye on the boss – leaving Barca for AC Milan in 2010 after just one season at the Nou Camp.
One striker who has enjoyed great times under Pep at Barca is THIERRY HENRY.
The Arsenal legend left North London for Catalonia in 2007 and won a historic treble with his new owner a year later.
He was made his debut with Marquez to the New York Red Bulls in 2010.
The squad of players sold by Pep Guardiola
Pepe Reina: Bayern to Napoli, 2015, £1.8m
Pablo Zabaleta: Man City to West Ham, 2017, free
Dante: Bayern to Wolfsburg, 2015, £4.05m
Rafael Marquez: Barca to NY Red Bulls, 2010, free
Maxwell: Barca to PSG, 2012, 3.15 million pounds
Bastian Schweinsteiger: Bayern to Man Utd, 2015, £8.1 million
Yaya Toure: Barca to Man City, 2010, £27 million
Toni Kroos: Bayern to Real Madrid, 2014, £22.5 million
Ronaldinho: Barca to AC Milan, 2008, £21.74 million
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Barca to AC Milan, 2011, £21.6m
Thierry Henry: Barca to NY Red Bulls, 2010, free
Any bench made up of those removed by Guardiola has similar talents.
JOE HART deemed to exceed the requirements at City, SANE LEROY was sent to Bayern, and PEDRO give up at Barca.
SAMUEL ETO’O is notoriously frustrated with his manager and enjoys life under rival Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan.
And MARIO MANDZUKIC was moved in 2014 following the arrival of Lewandowski to score Pep’s in Bavaria.
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