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My regret is not winning Champions League with Bayern, Guardiola reveals


Bayern Munich's Spanish headcoach Pep Guardiola / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

Bayern Munich’s Spanish headcoach Pep Guardiola / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

Ahead of his switch to Manchester City, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has conceded that he will leave a disappointed coach this summer.

The 45-year-old won 82 of 102 Bundesliga games that he was in charge of, collecting 257 points from a possible 306 available.

In turn, it’s no surprise that he has the best average points per game in the history of Bayern coaches with 2.52, and that led to winning three consecutive league titles along with a whole host of other pieces of silverware.

However, despite all that success, Guardiola, ever the perfectionist, insists that he wasn’t content as he had failed to achieve his objective of winning the Champions League.

“I’m proud of what we’ve achieved,” he said at the club’s title celebrations. “However, a club like Bayern must win everything. I accept that, I haven’t been perfect. I’m sorry to everyone for that.”

Guardiola will have to re-focus both himself and his players soon though ahead of the German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund this weekend.

While President Karl Hopfner and chief-executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge went on to both insist that they are proud of what the club has achieved in the last three years, Guardiola will be desperate to depart with another trophy but it still won’t be enough to dismiss the Spaniard’s disappointment at failing to win in Europe.

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