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Barcelona players pay tribute to departing Guardiola

Barcelona players used social media to make public their gratitude to departing coach Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola announced on Friday he would be leaving the job.

Barca centre-backs Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique took to Twitter to show their gratitude to their boss.

Captain Puyol posted: "Thank you for everything, Pep. You have showed us the way."

Pique added: "Many thanks Pep for giving us so much. Four years of victories, happiness and above all, football lessons."

Forward Lionel Messi said on Facebook: "I thank Pep from the bottom of my heart for the many things he has given me on a professional as well as a personal level."

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