Outgoing manager Pep Guardiola says that he hopes new boss Carlo Ancelotti will lead Bayern Munich to the Champions League final.
Failure in the semi-final in each of the three seasons managed by Guardiola has been one of the biggest regrets that the Spaniard has had from his time at the German club. Despite being immensely successful in the Champions League, Guardiola was unable to get the club beyond the last hurdle. Ancelotti has already been revealed as the next manager of Bayern Munich and he will take over once Guardiola completes his move to Manchester City.
Bayern Munich are playing in their fifth consecutive Champions League semi-final and it shows the dominance that they have had in Europe.
However, the club has lifted just one European honour in the last five years and this is another proof that they have choked at the final stages more often than not. It has especially been the case under Pep Guardiola’s regime. Despite reaching the semi-finals twice under the Spanish manager, they have been knocked out in both occasions. There is a feeling of déjà vu ahead of the second leg against Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena as a result of a 1-0 defeat in the first leg.
The sports director of Bayern Munich Matthias Sammer was suffering from minor problems related to blood circulation and his recovery might take some time as per the latest update from the Bundesliga club on 24th April.
The former German footballer and currently the sports director of FC Bayern Munich have a circulatory brain disorder and will take a break from his work with the team. Although the team does all the necessary preparations for victory this season, Sammer is confident about his speedy recovery and wishes to join back soon to support his team. He will take proper medication and treatment to ensure that he is back in form to support Bayern Munich with all his strength.
Pep Guardiola says that he is not concerned about the team’s inability to score freely in the last few weeks.
Bayern Munich may have won the last five times in all competitions, but three of them have been by a one goal margin. The last time Bayern were convincing in front of goal was back in the middle of March when a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen helped improved confidence around the club. There has been a slight dip in the performance of some players once it became apparent that Pep Guardiola was going to Manchester City.
On February 1st, Manchester City finally announced that current Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.
It ended weeks of speculation and allowed Bayern, who had previously announced that Carlo Ancelotti will be the next manager, to begin preparing for the Italian’s impending arrival.
One of the biggest tasks for Ancelotti next season will be his performance in the transfer window. In recent years, Bayern haven’t necessarily got it right with their dealings and the Bundesliga outfit need to press on as Borussia Dortmund continue to improve and climb the German league table. Here are four potential targets for Bayern this summer.
Xabi Alonso reckons that Pep Guardiola is ahead of his time. The Bayern Munich midfielder has seen enough of the manager in the last few years to make this bold statement.
Guardiola is already regarded as one of the greatest managers in the last few decades. He could quite possibly be the best manager of all-time of having inspired a number of teams across the world to try and replicate the style at Barcelona.
With the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, it is very likely that Yaya Toure will be making the moves away from Manchester City during the summer.
Indeed, it is no secret that Guardiola does not really appreciate Toure since his time at Barcelona, and he was the one who approved his transfer to the Manchester club.
The question is where the Ivory Coast player ends up, and transferrumours.co.uk reckons it could be anywhere!? There are many Premier League clubs that might benefit from the arrival of the experienced midfielder, although Bayern Munich are rumoured to be very interested in taking Yaya to the Bundesliga.
Pep Guardiola has rejected suggestions that taking over at Manchester City in the summer is unlikely to be a distraction in the next six months at Bayern Munich.
He remains in charge of the German club after having announced his departure a few months ago. He has decided not to renew his contract with the Bavarians after having joined the club in 2013.
Guardiola spoke about an impending move to the Premier League – without revealing his precise destination – after announcing his departure from Bayern. The destination has now been revealed as City,who have been courting him for a long time.
Thiago Alcantara, the Bayern Munich midfielder, has played down news that he is all set to go after Pep Guardiola to EPL side Manchester City later this summer.
At the end of this season, Guardiola, who was earlier the coach of Barcelona, would end his 3 year deal with the German champions. In the English Premier League, he would take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the Ethiad stadium.
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has quickly backtracked on his statements that he would like to manage in the Premier League from next summer.
Guardiola has announced that he will be leaving German football after three years. It is widely expected that his next destination will be a Premier League club.