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Pics: Manchester City players are now dressing up as Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola with his players in Barcelona
Pep Guardiola with his players in Barcelona

Sean Gibson

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has increased the intensity of his totalitarian regime at the Etihad Stadium with a new dress code for players and coaches.

The City boss, already well regarded for his fashion sense, appears to have clothed the entire club's staff in very Guardiola-esque garb ahead of the team's trip to play Barcelona in the Champions League.

It could well just be a one-off promotional push, as the apparel appears to have all been provided by one fashion brand - though maybe Pep just wants everyone looking their best for the visit to his old club.

Guardiola was photographed on Tuesday alongside players as well as coaches Brian Kidd and Mikel Arteta, donning an outfit composed of a white collared shirt, grey jumper and black slacks - complete with gleaming white trainers and option black tie and dark jacket.

Anyone interested in following in the footsteps of City's fashion luminaries should be warned that the jumper alone reportedly costs more than £300.

Guardiola's sartorial tastes have long drawn him admirers, and his arrival in Manchester has caused more than a few stirs among fans even before this new dress code was announced.

The new dress code is the latest strict rule in Guardiola's ever-expanding lawbook, following the implementation of weight-related training bans, prescriptive diets, and the turning-off of wi-fi at City's training ground.

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