Thomas Muller unconcerned by Pep Guardiola meeting with Manchester City officials

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Bayern Munich fans could be forgiven if they felt a little annoyed after pictures emerged of Pep Guardiola meeting Manchester City officials in Amsterdam last week.

The Catalan coach is contracted to Bayern until the end of the season and the German giants have a chance to finish the campaign with a treble. It’s the most important period of the 2015-16 season.

However, Thomas Muller has confirmed that neither he or his Bayern Munich teammates are concerned by the photos. The World Cup winner insists Guardiola is free to do whatever he wants during his days off.


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"That is not an issue within the team," Muller told Goal. "The club and coach always said that they would announce his departure in the winter. But this is no problem for the players.

"We don't mind if Pep Guardiola is sitting at home in his armchair or visiting someone somewhere else on his days off. This has no influence on our daily work."

Pep: I can control both situations

Shortly after it was confirmed that Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium this summer, the former Barcelona head coach insisted he was capable of “controlling both situations” at the same time.

“I am like a woman, I can control both situations,” Guardiola was quoted as saying last month by the Daily Mail. “I can think of both situations, so it's no problem for me.

“I had my first talks with (Manchester City) in May or June. When I am in England, I will say more about it.

“If people don't trust me, then I can't change that. I know this is new for Bayern Munich - a coach has never left them before, it has always been them getting rid of their coach.

“But I will be focusing on the team until my final day here, giving my best to the very last minute.”

Guardiola discussed plans for City's future

Guardiola was spotted meeting Manchester City’s sporting director Txiki Begiristain in the Dutch capital and, according to the Daily Mail, they arrived at the five-star Conservatorium Hotel and discussed plans for City’s future - including potential summer signings.

It’s understood that Everton defender John Stones, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan and Servette striker Lorenzo Gonzalez are all on Guardiola’s transfer wish-list.

Pep could win treble with Bayern

In the meantime, Guardiola will be desperate to finish his Bayern Munich tenure on a high.

The best possible ending will be success in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the Champions League.

Guardiola has failed to win the European Cup since arriving at the Allianz Arena in the summer of 2013 but will have another shot at securing the trophy this season if Bayern progress to the quarter-finals at the expense of Juventus this evening.

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