Friday, 15th February, 2013
Former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld feels that Pep Guardiola will have huge expectations placed upon him when he takes charge at the Allianz Arena.
Guardiola has signed a three-year deal with the Bavarians and will take over from current coach Jupp Heynckes in the summer. It will be Guardiola’s first job in the dugout since he left as Barcelona boss at the end of last season.
But with Heynckes working wonders – Bayern Munich are top of the Bundesliga and through to the Champions League Round of 16 – just winning will not be enough for Guardiola, Hitzfeld feels.
"There is a lot of hype from appointing Guardiola", Hitzfeld told German daily Bild.
"The fans don’t just expect trophies from him, but also dream football.
"When Jupp Heynckes wins the Treble with Bayern, it will become difficult for Guardiola, since the expectations will become even higher."
Guardiola is expected to be handed a substantial transfer budget as he seeks to shape the Bavarians however.
And the Catalan tactician arrives with an impeccable CV to inspire much confidence.
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