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Ex-Liverpool star on how Bayern will react when Guardiola leaves for Man City

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has admitted that he and his teammates are trying not to think too much about Pep Guardiola‘s impending exit.

The Spanish manager is quickly coming to the end of his sojourn in Bavaria, having confirmed earlier in the season that he will be leaving the club in the summer.

While former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti—who worked with Alonso at the Bernabeu—will be coming in to replace Guardiola, the former Barcelona manager has been lined up as the new coach at Manchester City, where he will replace the outgoing Manuel Pellegrini.

“At the moment we are just thinking about the big challenges we have right now, and at the end we will have time to give him a proper farewell, which he will deserve for sure,” Alonso began, when asked by Goal about Guardiola’s upcoming exit.

“He will leave in the best manner, there’s no doubt about it, and his time here will be a good one to remember.”

The deep-lying playmaker joined Guardiola at Bayern in 2014, winning the Bundesliga in his first season in the German top flight.

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Alonso, who has already won the Champions League with both Liverpool and Real Madrid, will be desperate—like Guardiola—to add another UCL crown to his burgeoning honours list and ensure that his coach is sent on his way with another glorious success.

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