The working culture at Bayern Munich is commendable for many reasons, as we witnessed in previous years, them already having contingency plans in place regarding every matter of the club.
At the present juncture, Pep Guardiola bids farewell to the Bavarians after a three-year spell, with Carlo Ancelotti set to take over reigns from the Catalan boss.
Despite ending the final term with a domestic double, there are areas where significant improvements are required, and the incoming Italian manager is the perfect man to guide them towards success in the forthcoming years.
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But what are the primary concerns for Ancelotti as he gets ready to be take over at Allianz Arena?
Here are four things Ancelotti needs to get right at Bayern Munich.
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Champions League Triumph
Bayern Munich’s last success in Europe came under the watchful guidance of Jupp Heynckes, who ended his managerial career at Munich winning the treble in 2012-13.
Over the course of the next three seasons, inspite of promising starts to the tournament, Guardiola’s men failed to reach the finals on each occasion, having shown the exit doors in the semi-final stage against three different Spanish oppositions.
He himself, admitted that the fans are entitled to their opinion of deeming his time at Bayern ‘a failure’ having not delivered European success, as per ESPN.
Ancelotti is a proven entity in Europe, who has achieved accomplishments throughout his managerial career, especially in the Champions League.
He is the only manager in world football who has won the competition three times, alongside reaching the finals four times.
With his appointment, the Bayern chiefs are hopeful they can attain silverware in Europe sooner rather than later.
Bundesliga is known as the breeding ground for emerging talents, and there is no dearth of potential at Bayern Munich as well.
Promoting young talents, who achieve success in the latter years of their professional life, has been the mainstay of the league which is a significant reason for the German national team to be the current World Champions.
Ancelotti has an impressive CV, on the back of his tenures at Italy, England, Spain and now ventures into German football.
Known to nurture young talents resulting in them performing at their absolute best, the Italian is the ideal option to guide the youth policy at the club proficiently.
With individual brilliance, there is bound to be interest from other clubs and the situation at Die Roten is no different.
Players like Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Arturo Vidal, among others, have simply been sensational this term which garnered undivided attention from several potential suitors.
The scenario surrounding Mario Gotze is also becoming complicated with the player deciding the stay after discussions with the manager.
However, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has advised Gotze to consider his options as Bayern are inclined to part with him that could free up space for Ancelotti’s transfer targets, according to Sky Sports.
Mehdi Benatia and Vidal transfer speculations are also gaining momentum, but since the season is long and arduous, it is necessary to have a varied squad available to compete in the league and in Europe.
Ancelotti’s presence would be crucial in determining the future of several stars at the club in the coming months.
Emerging from Guardiola's Shadow
At the advent of Pep Guardiola in 2013, the Spaniard brought a philosophy that he adopted while at Barcelona which guaranteed success right from the very start.
Bayern became the indomitable force domestically, which is set to continue for the next few years.
The structure and methods mirrored that of the La Liga champions, although they came up short against Barcelona in Champions League in 2015, playing the same system.
The 56-year-old boss needs to stamp his authority from the inception of his term in Germany, or else, if they proceed with the culture of the former Spanish manager, there would be dire consequences in future.
Ancelotti is a shrewd professional and would not take mediocrity as the standard of the squad after Guardiola’s departure. Hence, despite several silverwares in recent seasons, the Bavarians would aim for further accolades in the years to come.
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