Pep Guardiola ready for challenges at Bundesliga
Pep Guardiola claims he ready to start a new chapter in his with his football career at Bayern Munich. The former Barcelona manager believes he is ready to face the challenges with the treble winning side next season. The new Allianz Arena boss has replaced the Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes.
Jupp Heynckes led Bayern Munich to a historic treble by winning the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal titles last season. Pep Guardiola has his fingers crossed to acquire such glory with the German football giants next season.
Pep Guardiola left his job at Barcelona in search of other challenges. The Spaniard spent a yearlong sabbatical mostly in New York, before being confirmed as the new manager of Barcelona back in January.
During his stay in New York, Pep Guardiola started to learn German. Ironically, his teacher was a Borussia Dortmund fan. Pep Guardiola hailed Bayern Munich as a “big club” with “great players”.
“I am ready. My time at Barcelona was wonderful, but I was searching for a new challenge. I am ready to give my best,” Pep Guardiola announced.
“I have to live with the pressure. I know that in big clubs there is always big pressure. I take over a team that has played extraordinary last season. If you are coach at Bayern Munich you have to win no matter what.”
Pep Guardiola also revealed that he had not been contact with Jupp Heynckes, although he would get his help on matters he can’t resolve by himself.
“It would be good to hear his opinion,” Pep Guardiola said in referring to seeking help from Jupp Heynckes in the future.
“I have huge respect for his achievements not only in the last year but throughout his career. It is an honor to be his successor,” Pep Guardiola added.
Pep Guardiola also hailed Bayern Munich’s youth academy, who have produced talents such as Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller and David Alaba. The Spaniard has promised to refrain from big signings in order to allow the younger generation to prove their worth.