I'm not good enough if Bayern want a treble every year: Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola hits back at critics
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that he is not good enough for the Bavarians if they are looking for a manager who will win them the treble every year. Pep’s future at the German giants has been a subject of speculation in recent days.
Despite winning the Bundesliga by a massive margin, Guardiola has been criticized this season. In recent weeks, Bayern were knocked out of the Champions League and DKB Pokal in the semi-final stages.
Guardiola switched Barcelona for Bayern Munich at the start of this season, replacing legendary manager Jupp Heynckes, who won the treble in his final year.
“People should have more respect for the German Champions”
There has been a lot of pressure on Guardiola to replicate his predecessor’s success. However, the Spaniard has asked people to have realistic ambitions saying the critics need to have more respect for Bayern Munich.
“They speak too much here in Germany. They should have more respect for the German Champions,” Guardiola said.
“I've learnt that people talk too much here. My advice (to them) would be to stay calm.”
He admitted that he can not win the treble every year, if the Bayern hierarchy expect him to do that.
“If Bayern Munich are looking for a manager that has to win the treble each year, then I'm not the one. I'm not good enough,” he concluded.
Pep Guardiola won the treble with Barcelona in his first season in charge of the Catalans.