Ivica Olic Brands Guardiola A “Failure” – Former Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic has branded outgoing manager Pep Guardiola as a failure.
Guardiola will be leaving the club at the end of this season, and has won the German Bundesliga in all three seasons. Guardiola was however unable to win the UEFA Champions League as Bayern Munich manager, losing in 3 consecutive semi finals.
“Guardiola was knocked out of three successive Champions League semis and by Bayern’s high standards that’s a failure,” Olic told Sportske Novosti.
“Maybe people at Bayern will now say he won a haul of domestic trophies, but given the strength of the club’s roster, that’s an accomplishment they should take for granted. Yes, Atletico play destructive football but they knew exactly what they wanted and in this chess game Simeone made all the right moves.
“Guardiola stuck to his philosophy and it failed to land a European title, although he had to deal with the burden of expectation from the start. He came after Heynckes who won it all, hence Guardiola could only emulate his success. But he didn’t and won’t be remembered.”