Beckham heaps praise on Guardiola
Former Real Madrid star David Beckham has praised Pep Guardiola as the Barcelona coach prepares to leave the club this summer.
The 36-year-old spent four seasons with Barca's great rivals before leaving to join LA Galaxy in 2007 and he has nothing but praise for the Catalans' coach.
Guardiola will leave the Nou Camp at the conclusion of the current campaign with 13 trophies under his belt in an amazing four years at the club.
He cited the stress of running the best club side in the word as the reason that he has opted to call time on his tenure and Beckham feels he is a top man both on and off the training pitch.
"Pep is not only a great coach, but also a gentleman," he said. "I'm a fan of Real Madrid, but I loved the way his team played and he deserves everything he has achieved. I wish him well."