Adios, Pep Guardiola

Reflecting on the most successful -- and soon departing -- coach in Barcelona's history

Updated: April 27, 2012, 4:16 PM ET
By Graham Hunter | Special to ESPN.com

The first thing to say is that it has been one hell of a ride.

The second is to say thanks, Pep, we owe you.

That is to say anyone, at all, who loves soccer owes Pep Guardiola a debt for the style, the creativity, the thrills, the bravery and the inventiveness.

Sure, Barca fans covet and treasure the trophies, but neutrals like the majority of us simply know that someone who revolutionized football has been among us for a short, dramatic space of ...

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