Pep Guardiola to take over at Bayern Munich!!
January 17, 2013 8:39am CST
In probably the most blockbuster transfer of this transfer season, comes the news that Pep Guardiola is taking over at Bayern Munich. He will take over from Jupp Heyneckes who is going to retire at the end of this season. With the whole set of clubs lining up for his signature this was probably a bit of surprise decision from Pep. But in my opinion, I think it is a correct decision as he moves from one club that believes in getting it's players from it's academy to another club which also follows similar thought process. What are your takes on this move? Cheers! Ram
20 Jan 13
i would hope he can take over at AS ROMA and help Zeman..but it`s his decision.. i think he didn`t need barcelona academy player.. WHy? because Germany academy player is one of the best too..It`s gambling too for bringing many barcelona academy player to allianz arena..the typical isn`t same and of course it takes a time for barcelona player for adapting in Allianz arena.. he can use the current player in bayern munchn
17 Jan 13
It is quite a surprise for Pep Guardiola to go to Bayern Munich after all the talks that he was interested in the English Premiership. I was thinking that either Chelsea or Manchester City would be his likely destination. Bayern Munich is a big team. But they have been commanding in the Bundesliga. They are expected to win the championship every season with no real close competitors, except maybe Borussia Dortmund in the last two seasons. So the challenge for Pep Guardiola is just to make sure that the team is to keep winning. It is only in the UCL that Pep Guardiola could make a name for himself if he could win it more than once with Bayern Munich. I think people will see how Pep Guardiola performs by the way his team plays in the Bundesliga. A win is not enough or even ten consecutive wins are not enough. He will be expected to win by playing attractive football. But Bayern Munich is not Barcelona and they certainly have their own style of play. So I think we should not expect to see tiki-taka in Munich. Bayern Munich does not have many home grown talents in their present first team. Except for Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger, the other players are all bought from other teams. But nowadays all professional football clubs do have a youth academy to try to unearth unpolished diamonds but it will only be successful IF there is talent to be found. It is also more economical financially in the long run to grow your own than to buy outside. I hope Pep Guardiola will do well in Bayern Munich. After being so successful in Spain with Barcelona, it is not easy for him to do the same with another team in another league as expectation is understandably high. I will hate to see another AVB in Chelsea to happen again.
18 Jan 13
Actually his timing was also very interesting. He came to England to give a speech in the annual coaches seminar and then came this announcement. Coming to Bundesliga, probably the lone voice of criticism that came against Pep was that he chose the easier option of Bundesliga as it is easier to win there. But I also want him to succeed at Bayern. Cheers! Ram