Pep Guardiola’s managerial stay in Bayern Munich will be reaching it’s end after the current season finishes and it has been officially confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti will be taking over as his successor.
The Spanish manager became the head coach of Bayern Munich back in June of 2013 and from there on out it has been a huge success for the German club as they have lifted a number of major titles including: Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
The only significant piece of silverware that has been out of the reach of Pep Guardiola in Bayern Munich is the Champions League but it can still be secured in this season as the German club is currently competing in the European competition and are one of the favorites on lifting the prestigious title.
Carlo Ancelotti has already made a transfer demand as the Italian manager had a condition that he wanted to be met before his managerial reign kicks off at the end of the season and the transfer demand that Ancelotti requested was to not sell Lewandowski. Continue reading “Carlo Ancelotti will be replacing Pep Guardiola in Bayern Munich”
Real Madrid will be taking on Bayern Munich in the final of the Audi cup in a game that could be very special for one of the players. Midfielder Toni Kroos plays for Real Madrid but he could come up against Bayern Munich. The German came through the ranks at Bayern before making a big impression at the Allianz Arena. He appeared to be the future of Bayern once Guardiola came to the club. However, it was not to be after the midfielder joined Madrid in order to experience a new challenge. A serial winner with Bayern, Kroos had the opportunity to lift the Champions League with two different teams in back-to-back seasons.
He had come to Madrid in the season in which they faltered in the semi-final stage. It has been just a year since he moved to the Santiago Bernebeu and the player has not forgotten the fond memories that he had at the Allianz Arena. Speaking about the chance of being in the starting line-up against his former club, Kroos says that it will be a strange occasion. However, this will not be the first time Kroos comes up against by as one of the opposition players. He was allowed to face his parent club whilst on loan at Bayern Leverkusen. Continue reading “Real Madrid will be taking on Bayern Munich in the final of the Audi cup”
Jerome Boateng has turned into one of the priority targets of Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is considering signing Boateng from Bayern Munich as the 26 year old defender would be a huge upgrade from his defensive duo which consists of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
At the age of 26, Boateng has already some of the biggest trophies in the world including: Champions League, World Cup and Bundesliga titles just to name a few. The German defender is no stranger to what it’s like playing at a high level against world class players.
During the previous season of the Premier League, Manchester United conceded a total of 37 goals in 38 matches and even though this is one of the best records out of any club of the Premier League of the past season, Louis van Gaal wants to reinforce it even further and Jerome Boateng is one of the players who meets his needs.
Whenever it may be needed, Jerome Boateng has the adaptability of performing not only in the center of the defence but also down the left-back position.
Experience, adaptability and consistency are some of the most significantly important traits that Jerome Boateng can add to any team that he joins and Louis van Gaal is attracted by everything that the German defender can offer, however signing Boateng from Bayern Munich which be easier said than done.
In the last Bundesliga season, Jerome Boateng made a total of 27 appearances for Bayern Munich. This is the highest amount of appearances for any defender for the team of Pep Guardiola. Continue reading “Jerome Boateng is a top defensive target of Manchester United”
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has rejected suggestions that his side have been given an easy route into the semifinals of the Champions League after being paired against Porto.
The German club managed to comfortably overwhelm Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 16 round, but they were largely helped by the sending off for the Ukrainian club early on in the second leg. Nonetheless, the club still remain as one of the favourites to lift the trophy this year due to their incredible strength in depth. The odds have only lengthened after they were drawn against Porto.
The Portuguese club have lifted the European cup in this century, but they are not considered as realistic challengers for the title. They are not one of the mainstream clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona. As a result, it is heavily felt that the German club have been mightily rewarded with an easy fixture. Guardiola has tried to dispel those suggestions by saying that the Champions League quarter-finals do not contain any easy teams at all. Despite those comments from the former Barcelona manager, it will be difficult to see Bayern not walking past their opposition in this tie.
Incidentally, this tie is a repeat of the European cup final of 1987 in which Porto won 2-1.”All teams have a special quality. Porto and Shakhtar [Donetsk, Bayern’s last-16 opponents] were in the same group, so we have already watched a few of their matches.Porto have a great team and a beautiful stadium. They are very strong physically and attack with a lot of pace, but in the quarterfinals you can’t expect an easy match,” said Guardiola. His comments were also backed by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. “The atmosphere in Porto is very heated. I witnessed the Porto fans during the 2004 Champions League final against Monaco,” said Neuer.
Bastian Schweinsteiger did not exactly have a great first half to the season. Due to a succession of injury problems, he was limited to only eight appearances in all competitions.
The German international, though, contributed heavily for Germany’s success at the World Cup 2014. Manager Pep Guardiola says that he expects strong performance from the 30-year-old in the second half of the season, which will resume towards the end of January in Germany. Bayern Munich could not have wished for a better first half to the season, as they already lead the table by nine points.
One of their nearest competitors in recent years, Borussia Dortmund, are struggling with the prospect of relegation. This has left the likes of Wolfsburg and Leverkusen to fight for the second spot. Continue reading “Bastian Schweinsteiger didnt got through good 1st Season”