Former Barcelona trainer only arrived in Munich last summer.
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has asked the Bundesliga champions to either back him or sack him following the Bavarian giants’ exit from the Uefa Champions League earlier this week, according to reports in the Guardian.
The European champions were thrashed 4-0 by Real Madrid in the second leg of their Uefa Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night to exit Europe’s premier club competition 5-0 on aggregate.
And now in the wake of that humiliation against Los Blancos, Guardiola’s managerial methods have come under intense criticism, despite the fact that the Catalan coach has still guided his new team to victories in the German Super Cup, Bundesliga, Uefa Super Cup and the Fifa World Club Cup too, while they are also in the final of the German Cup against arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund in Berlin later this month.
However, the 43-year-old has now responded to his critics by saying: “The club must decide if the coach is the right one for the club. I won’t change my opinion about the club and the people who work here after one defeat. I feel like a part of the club and will do my best with my ideas until the last day.
“It’s not important [to have public backing from the club]. There is only one rule in football: to win or to lose. If we don’t win, it doesn’t help me if Kalle [Rummenigge] and Matthias [Sammer] are convinced by me. If we lose, I have the risk. It’s a big club, you always have to win. If it doesn’t happen, maybe the club decides differently.”
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