Bayern Munich to leave no stone unturned in hunt for soon-to-be-sold “mole” Pep Guardiola is leaving no stone
Pep Guardiola is leaving no stone unturned. The Bayern Munich manager is leading a stringent search in hopes of finding the “mole” in his ranks. The club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists that the mole could be sold once the identity is revealed.
Meanwhile, the German newspaper Bild, who were the first ones leak Bayern Munich’s sacred data, are having a field day at the German club’s cost. Bild continues to mock Bayern Munich over the leaked tactics of their game against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.
Despite a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, Guardiola’s celebrations were cut short because leaked tactics. Bild published a report last week that revealed detailed tactics about Guardiola’s plan to deal with Dortmund. Guardiola has already informed his squad that “heads will roll” once he finds out the identity of the mole.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has also been vocal about the situation. Hoeness recently told reporters that “the players are dying of laughter because of your headlines”. However, Bayern Munich captain Phillip Lahm and Dutch winger Arjen Robben are very anxious about this saga.
Bild haven’t had having fun yet. As Bayern Munich prepared for their Champion League match with CSKA Moscow, the German newspaper published a report how Guardiola was going to find the mole and Rummenigge was going to sell it.
This time round the report couldn’t boast about strong information or plans bout Rummenigge and Guardiola’s plans, but it certainly showed that Bild weren’t afraid for a head on collision with Germany’s biggest football club.
Bild managed to shake some salt on Bayern Munich’s wounds too. The report mentioned the case of Jupp Kappelmann, who kicked out of the club after leaking sensitive information to adversaries.
“Uli Hoeness had to sell him, because the team wanted it that way,” Rummenigge said.
Guardiola will refrain from offering answers to media on this issue from now onwards. However, when German newspaper tz went to get the former Barcelona manager’s opinion on the issue from his biographer Guillem Balague, he said that the issue was a home-matter and it should stay that way.
“Everything else would be treason towards the team. He isn't really bothered that the Dortmund tactics were made public. It is about someone in the dressing room who disregards him,” Balague said.
“For Guardiola, everything stands and falls with the group, that’s the essence of his philosophy. But I don’t think he will take special trouble to trace that person. He has addressed it and everyone should draw their own conclusions from it. If Pep does not want something then it is to be a policeman.”