Pep Guardiola’s time at Bayern Munich has arguably ended up as a failure
For all Pep Guardiola’s fans and apologist, this might sound harsh but it’s probably the honest truth.
Pep Guardiola has been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League semi-final three times in a row, failing to reach the prestigious tournament’s final since he made the switch from Spain to Germany
Pep Guardiola hasn’t built on what former coach, Jupp Heynckes did at the club, he might have turned Bayern Munich into a more free flowing brand, playing the famously now named “Tiki-Taka” football but the truth is that Pep wasn’t brought in for only that.
Pep Guardiola was given the Bayern job not just to win more Bundesliga tittles, in fact Bayern have always been doing that over the past 20 years, they have always been a dominant force in Germany. Pep was brought in to dominate Europe, to win more UEFA Champions League Tittles for the club. That was truly how his success at the club would be judged and fair enough to him, he admitted that, before the second leg clash with Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions league semifinals
“If we don’t win the Champions League this season my tenure here will not be perfect but I’ll have to accept that”
Just like his time at Barcelona, he’s had an overload of players signed and his success in the transfer window has been a mixed bag, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, who was signed from Italian champions Juventus for £27.75m at the end of July 2015, hasn’t been able to replicate his explosive form for Bayern, In Vidal’s first season at the Bavarians, he’s scored just 4 goals in 45 goals compared to the 15 and 18 goals he managed to net in two consecutive seasons for Juventus then there’s Mario Gotze who Pep hasn’t been able to get the best out of.
Pep Guardiola will need to dust himself now, beaten thrice by Spanish teams, not improving on Jupp Heynckes treble winning triumph at Bayern Munich and some of his key signings failing to sparkle, he must be ready for a more tougher challenge when he takes over Manchester City at the start of next season.