Pep Guardiola has called on Bayern Munich to decide whether he is the right man to take the club forward after a turbulent week in Bavaria.
The fallout of Bayern’s 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Real Madrid has seen Guardiola personally blamed by the German press for the loss and despite this only being his first year in charge, there have been questions asked about his future.
Those questions will continue to be asked after Guardiola reiterated that his philosophy will not be adapted and he called on Bayern to decide whether he was the right man to take the club forward.
“I can’t train the players with other coaches’ ideas,” he said.
“Even after the defeat against Madrid, I’m confident in my own idea.
“I have to adapt myself to the players’ qualities. Next yr we’ll play with my ideas. The board and club must decide if I’m still right as coach.”
Strong words from a manager who is in the spotlight for the wrong reasons right now.
It is Guardiola’s possession philosophy which has come under staunch criticism but he is set in his ways and won’t change, something which could cause a clash with the Bayern board. Would they be willing to get rid of him after just one season? Common sense suggests not but this is football, anything can happen.
For all the money in the world, it looked like Louis van Gaal was going to be named Manchester United’s new manager but this certainly throws a spanner in the works.
Would Manchester United consider a move for Guardiola at this late stage? The BBC suggested so in an article written on Wednesday:
“And even the merest hint of encouragement from Guardiola’s camp would surely prompt an enquiry for someone who, like Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp, United regarded as ‘ungettable’ when the club began the process of replacing Moyes.”