How to watch Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection online from anywhere

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Pep Guardiola has been tearing up the elite football coaching rulebook for more than 16 years now. The Catalan tactician's ability to reinvent the soccer wheel is as impressive as it is fascinating. Now, a BBC documentary – Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection – shines a light on one of the brightest and most successful managerial minds in soccer history. It's a must-watch for any sports fan.

Read on below for how to watch Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection online and potentially for free with a VPN.

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► U.K. date and time: Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection premiers on BBC One at 10:40 p.m. GMT on Wed, Jan. 24.
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Guardiola meteoric rise began when he took charge of Barcelona's first team for the 2008/09 season and won the treble that year with Lionel Messi. The 53-year-old has since taken his unique brand of possession football to Bayern Munich and now Manchester City, transforming the way the beautiful game is played and winning a bucketload of trophies at the same time.

But how does Guardiola do it? The BBC has interviewed players past and present – Carles Puyol, Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski, Rodri and Kyle Walker – about the Pep effect, plus journalists, City director of football Txiki Begiristain and former assistant manager Domenec Torrent. 

There's also an accompanying four-episode podcast on BBC Sounds if you need more of a Pep talk. For the TV show, though, read our guide below for how to watch Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection online from anywhere in the world.

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Wednesday, January 2410:40 p.m. GMTBBC One

Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection premiers Wednesday, January 24 at 10:40 p.m. GMT on BBC One. There is also an accompanying four-part podcast also available on BBC Sounds.

Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection is also available to stream in full through the FREE on-demand service BBC iPlayer (with a TV licence), right now.

Traveling outside the U.K.? Don't worry — as we explain below, you can watch it live or on-demand with the help of a VPN.

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How to watch Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection online from anywhere with a VPN

Currently traveling in a country where BBC iPlayer isn’t available? With the right VPN (Virtual private network), you can continue to access your usual platforms and watch your favorite shows online no matter where in the world you are.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the show. Head to BBC iPlayer and stream Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection online.

Can you watch Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection in the U.S. or worldwide?

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Right now, there is no information on whether Pep Guardiola: Chasing Perfection will arrive on Britbox, BBC America or any other BBC-related streaming service in the US, Canada or around the world. We'll make sure to keep this page up to date, though, if or when that changes.

Desperate for a Pep fix? In the meantime, why not check out the BBC's podcast provider BBC Sounds, which will release a four-part audio series based on the original documentary. It'll be available worldwide.

Traveling right now? Don't worry — as we explain below, you can watch Pep Guardiola: Cashing Perfection live or on-demand from anywhere if you download a safe, secure VPN.

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