Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola believes that his side can still bag all three competitions the Bavarian’s are in this season.
Guardiola confirmed that he will not extend his stay at the Allianz and it was announced on deadline day that the La Liga, Bundesliga and Champions League winner is headed to the Premier League to succeed Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City head coach.
The future City boss made a strange remark in the build-up to Bayern Munich’s visit to the BayArena, Guardiola says he is “like a women” responding to claims he will find it difficult to fulfil his position as Bayern boss and prepare for his next challenge in England.
Pep Guardiola will sign a three-year contract at the Etihad Stadium putting to bed the continuous speculation linking him with every job around Europe, including those potential vacancies at Chelsea and Manchester United.
The managerial merry-go-round has rustled up a new spectacle which sees Guardiola head to England and Carlo Ancelotti take his place as Bayern head coach.
This is rather new for the Die Bayern fans to stomach, never in their history has a manager left the club. Previous managers Jupp Heynckes and Louis van Gaal either retired from their position or were sacked. As reported by ESPN, Guardiola was adamant that Bayern Munich were his top priority until the end of his time.
If people don’t trust me, then I can’t change that. I know this is new for Bayern Munich — a coach has never left them before, it has always been them getting rid of their coach. But I will be focusing on the team until my final day here, giving my best to the very last-minute
In the past few days, there have been rumours circulating that there is tension in the dressing room at the Allianz following the announcement that the 45-year-old will not extend his contract.
The Spaniard spoke defiantly, stating that nothing will stand in his side’s pursuit of a famous league, cup and European treble.
I’ve experienced it already at Barcelona.We coaches don’t earn respect anymore in the world, no matter what we say. There are important newspapers here who have yet to ask me any questions about football.
Guardiola’s men travel to North-Rhine Westphalia with a healthy gap separating them from nearest challengers Borussia Dortmund, at the top of the table. In the reverse match at the Allianz Arena in August, Guardiola’s men eased past Roger Schmidt’s side 3-0, thanks to goals from Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben.