Pep Guardiola says his position at Bayern Munich remains very much dependent on the club and that it is them who will make the decision on who is the ‘right coach for the team’. Guardiola has inevitably been linked with Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes, while his future at the Allianz Arena was questioned by some after Bayern were dismantled by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.
Real Madrid triumphed 3-0 in Munich on Wednesday night, and progressed into the final of the competition with a four-goal aggregate victory. Bayern’s defeat has prompted much discussion over the wisdom of possession-based tiki-taka football over an approach with more forward thrust, with the latter proving the more effective of the two systems when Guardiola met Carlo Ancelotti.
Realistically, though, any suggestion that Guardiola could leave Bayern would seem futile, with the club having clinched the Bundesliga title in record time this season. Guardiola, however, has given a glimmer of hope to those desperate to see him appointed the next permanent manager of Manchester United.
“The club must decide whether the coach is the right man for this team,” Guardiola said at a press conference on Friday. “We can not play with the ideas of the players. This is not possible.”
Another thing that is ‘not possible’ would surely be a move to Old Trafford this summer, particularly given that Manchester United have so very nearly negotiated a deal to appoint Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal.