Pep Guardiola’s Newest Shirt
Pep Guardiola’s arrival at FC Barcelona has transformed the shirt of the club, as the Bavarian giants have now become the first team in the world to wear a shirt that combines both a coach and club colors. The new design is a T-Shirt that features Pep’s image on the front, while below his image you will find the word “enosafratica” (enosafracy) which is a tribute to the late Sir Alex Ferguson. The shirt is predominantly white although there are small patches of black and blue throughout the shirt. Due to the popularity of this shirt, there are now additional replica shirts available, which have exactly the same design, except with a much cheaper price tag.
So what has brought about the creation of this T-Shirt? In reality, it was not actually the German manager who brought about the idea, as he had been given the task of designing the shirt by the club’s sporting director, Miguel Delgado. However, when the team was starting out under new coach, Laporta, they were struggling for form and looked towards a change of manager. As such, Pep decided that he would like to feature on the team shirt and so the T-Shirt was born. This would also make him the only coach of the team to ever have a custom made shirt designed.
This shirt has proved to be a huge success and has been a long standing tradition for the club. Although the team perform regularly and have qualified for the last two Champions League finals, they have never won any major trophy. This may be because many people do not consider them to be a true powerhouse of a team and their recent results do not justify their position in the rankings. Nevertheless, this T-Shirt has always remained a firm supporter of the club.