Pep Guardiola Getting Annoyed With Barcelona Chief Joan Laporta - Report

Trouble may be brewing at the Camp Nou, as coach and president are believed to have had a falling out.

It appeared as though Barcelona could do no wrong just a few months ago, after claiming the grand treble whilst winning incessant praise from the football community for their style of football and philosophy of grooming young players.

But since the transfer season kicked-off, the Blaugrana have been slowly falling apart at the seams. The Samuel Eto’o transfer saga drags on, the Victor Valdes and Rafa Marquez contractual issues remain unresolved and the club have been unable to bring in any reinforcements as requested by coach Pep Guardiola.

According to AS, the Santpedor-born trainer is about to return to Barcelona after his holidays and he is not particularly too pleased with how the squad is shaping up.

It has been reported that he is not only upset with president Joan Laporta’s failure to strengthen the side, but he is also annoyed with the chief for his public statements which have harmed the club’s image of humility and hindered transfer negotiations.

The Madrid-based journal also believes that the relationship between the two, which was frosty at best last year, is now practically non-existent.

In addition, the report speculates that Guardiola, whose contract with Barca finishes on June 30, 2010, will not sign an extension and will instead leave Spain altogether to continue his coaching career. Italy is touted as a possible destination, as he spent two years at Brescia and one with Roma during the twilight of his playing career.

KS Leong,