Former Bayern Munich president UliHoeness has stated that Pep Guardiola has turned the Bayern Munich team into a global player.
Hoeness was the president when Guardiola signed for the club. He said that the Spanish manager has helped the German team become an international brand and has been a success during his 3 years at the club. Guardiola will be leaving the club in the summer after having signed with Manchester City.
During his time at Bayern Munich, Guardiola has won the Bundesliga 4 times and won the Cup twice. His latest trophy came on Saturday when they beat Borussia Dortmund on penalty shootout. The only negative point on his Bayern Munich’s career is the fact that he could not win the Champions League with them. For three years consecutively, Bayern Munich has been eliminated at the semi-final stage.
Hoeness said that Bayern Munich was already a successful club before the arrival of Pep Guardiola, but he had added another dimension to the brand. He said that his arrival had once and for all turned Bayern Munich into a global player. Indeed, it is under Pep Guardiola that the club has successfully penetrated the United States and Chelsea thus growing their fan base.
Pep Guardiola enjoyed a great period of success at Barcelona where he won La Liga, the Copa del Rey as well as the Champions League. He replaced JuppHeynckes after the latter won a treble with Bayern Munich. It was never going to be easy to replace a manager of this caliber, but the Spanish managed to do it well. He not only won trophies with Bayern Munich but also change the way they play football.
Guardiola will now have another exciting challenge at Manchester City with the club not only willing to win the Premier League title but also the Champions League.