Writing in his column for Sport Bild [as per Goal], the former midfielder has slammed the Spanish coach, accusing him of neglecting Bayern and placing his focus on future plans.
“Guardiola can say what he wants,” the World Cup-winning icon began. “The squad-planning for Manchester City is too important for him to have his head 100 percent with Bayern Munich.
The 54-year-old proceeded to accuse Guardiola of playing a ‘dangerous double cross’, and predicted a tough few months ahead for the ex-Barcelona manager at the Allianz Arena.
Furthermore, he argued that there had never been any ‘genuine love’ between the former deep-lying playmaker and the German giants, intimating that the match was doomed never to be a true success from the off.
Despite Matthaus’s comments, Guardiola may well look back with some pride on his time at Bayern when he leaves the club in the summer.
The manager has twice won the Bundesliga title—and the Bavarians currently lead the pack this time around—while he has also lifted the German Cup, the Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
Bayern have failed to lift the Champions League, however, even though Guardiola took over the reigning European champions, and his time at the club may ultimately be judged in how the team fare in this year’s European Cup.
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