Pep Guardiola: Why FC Bayern Munich Will Not Remain the Same
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BBC Sports reported the appointment of Pep Guardiola as Bayern Munich manager. The deal between Guardiola and the Bundesliga club is until 2016.
Guardiola will take over this summer from a retiring Jupp Heynckes. Bayern Munich's president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, praised Guardiola's performance at FC Barcelona.
Rummenigge expressed high expectations for him concerning the club and Bundesliga. Guardiola takes over after finishing a one year sabbatical as manager.
What can be said about Guardiola and Bayern Munich? Bayern Munich will be different under Guardiola as he exceeds the expectations of Rummenigge.
Before saying why Bayern Munich will be different under Guardiola, a brief analysis of the parties involved is needed.
Guardiola was FC Barcelona manager from 2008 to 2012. Under his reign, FC Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League twice, the UEFA Super Cup twice and the Copa Del Rey twice.
FC Barcelona was the winner of La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup three times each. Barca won two FIFA World Club Cup trophies under Guardiola.
Guardiola was witness to Lionel Messi's five goal performance against Bayer Leverkusen during their UEFA Champions League match on March 7, 2012. According to CNN, Guardiola placed heavy emphasis on possession and short passes with good results.
FC Bayern Munich is currently the main powerhouse of the Bundesliga. According to ESPN-FC, the club is in first place with 42 points.
Bayern Munich currently has 13 victories, one loss and three matches drawn. The club has 44 goals for, and seven goals against for a goal differential of 37.
Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title 22 times. The club enjoys a huge presence in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Bayern Munich has four UCL trophies in its history.
Why FC Bayern Munich Will Be Different
According to SB Nation, Guardiola thinks in the long term which will help Bayern Munich. Guardiola will change Bayern Munich into a more aggressive team with emphasis on possession.
He will have a great rapport with the squad which will be reciprocated. The chemistry may result in the birth of a new era for the Bundesliga club.
Guardiola may bring the best from Mario Gomez and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Javi Martinez may also receive opportunities in the Guardiola era.
My prediction is Bundesliga and UCL titles on a continual basis during the Guardiola era. The feeling in this prediction will be that Bayern Munich may replace Barca as the new football champions.
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