“Thank you Pep for the joy you have brought us and for everything you have contributed to your Barça.
Thank you Pep for having perfected a model of football that can never again be questioned.
Thank you Pep for having represented this institution in a such a model fashion, being a flag for the values that define our club.
Thank you Pep for your support, affection, and love.”
Sandro Rosell, President of FC Barcelona, on April 27, 2012 at the famous press conference announcing the departure of Pep Guardiola.
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