Pep works in 5 year cycles. That means when the current one was up he would commit for a further 5 years.
Really? He signs for a contract for a the next season year by year - I've always noticed that in the middle of the season they are trying to sign him for the next years season - It happened the year after he won 8 titles, and the other 2 years he's been around, how do you know he has 5 year cycles if I may ask?
Alcantara/Cesc could replace Xavi..
Inspite of me loving Puyol, he is replaceable..Central defenders are abundant in this world, as well as good one, just watch the brazilian leagues and watch 1'85 meter, muscular animals that head everyball and anticipate every pass- Theres like 20- You get my point, Puyol is the cpatain but replaceable.. He can stick around for psycological purposes.
Iniesta's game is barely rellied on speed or strength, at 29 he's perfectly capable of playing to 100% of his capabiities.
Messi, 26, would be in his prime.
fu**, watch out defenders!
But if you get no footballers coming up, and get them to play with these tiki-taka masters, and you stick Pep's ideology into their mind, you can get them to play in a similar style i think.
Alves would be 30, and yeah that might be an issue, cause he's all about speed, and stamina-