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Arturo Vidal Reveals Bayern Squad Only Found Out About Guardiola's Exit Via TV

Bayern's head coach Pep Guardiola speaks to Bayern's Arturo Vidal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Martin Meissner/Associated Press
Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 21, 2016

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has hinted at a potential tension in the German champions' dressing room following the announcement that Pep Guardiola will be leaving to take charge of Manchester City at the end of the season.

"It was strange and we only learned about it by watching TV," Vidal told La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia). "Pep reminds me of Antonio Conte in the way he speaks and looks after the details. In any case, after him we’ll have a fine coach like Carlo Ancelotti. For now we want to win everything so Pep can leave happy."

The former Juventus midfielder also spoke of his return to Turin ahead of the side's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday:

I return to Turin as an opponent, not an enemy. I don’t know how I will be welcomed, but I hope the fans don’t jeer. I am excited about this game and it’ll be strange to see myself there with another jersey. If I score, then I won’t celebrate. In four years I learned and won a great deal. I left because it was an opportunity for me and a good move for Juve, so we were all happy.

Vidal spent four seasons at Juventus, winning four Serie A titles, before joining Bayern in the summer.

[h/t Football Italia]

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