Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has revealed his attention is in on developing players, rather than winning silverware.

Guardiola has the tough task of emulating the successes of former manager Jupp Heynckes last season, who led Bayern Munich to the treble, winning the Bundesliga, Champions League and domestic cup in an extraordinary season for the Bavarians.

However, the Spaniard has a wealth of experience in winning titles, amassing an impressive 14 titles during his four-year-spell at Barcelona, which ultimately led to him becoming one of the most successful managers in history.

The former Barcelona manager has admitted his focus is on seeing individual improvements in the squad, and that winning trophies is not the be all and end all.

Guardiola told reporters: "Winning titles is obviously nice, but that's not what it's all about in the end.

"What matters to me is that your players tell you at some point: 'Coach, you have really helped me become a better player. I have learned a lot from you'. That's what makes me happy."

Yesterday, Guardiola acquired his first piece of silverware during his tenure at the Bundesliga club, winning the Audi Cup, beating Manchester City 2-1 in the final at the Allianz Arena.

Guardiola has brought in three fresh-faces to the club thus far, signing Mario Gotze, Thiago Alacantra and Jan Kirchoff , and the Bayern Munich manager has revealed he feels he is adequately equipped for the upcoming season.

The Spaniard told reporters: "We are ready"

 

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