A Summer Blueprint for Bayern Munich Success Under Pep Guardiola Next Season

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A Summer Blueprint for Bayern Munich Success Under Pep Guardiola Next Season
Matthias Schrader/Associated Press

Well, that wasn't too hard was it? Here we lie in deepest May with the World Cup in just a few weeks, and as we all expected last summer, Pep Guardiola is a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal champion in his first season in Germany. 

So what's the problem?

Well, despite walking to his first title since leaving Barcelona in 2012, Guardiola has changed Bayern Munich from the likable club that was headed by Jupp Heynckes a year before. Players have revolted, tactics have changed and, above all else, the Bavarian giants failed to retain their Champions League title. 

The Catalan manager may have ticked all the right boxes with a domestic double, a well-trained side and the acquisition of young Thiago Alcantara, but he hasn't won over our hearts just yet. A passable season, undoubtedly, but not the kind of A+ performance that we expect from both club and manager. 

Here is how one of the sport's smoothest managers can reclaim his fans. 

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