Bayern Munich would want Pep Guardiola to deliver the Champions League this season, according to former midfielder Stefan Effenberg.
The former Barcelona boss has claimed back-to-back Bundesliga titles and one German cup title since arriving at the Allianz Arena in 2013, but has twice been knocked out at the semi-final stage in Europe.
Effenberg, who won the Champions league in 2001, admits the pressure is growing on Guardiola’s shoulders to seal continental success along with domestic dominance.
He told Sky: “Guardiola is a world-class coach. But he has to prove now that he can win the Champions League with this squad, because that’s what FC Bayern are expecting. Furthermore, there is an appeal to be the first team with four Bundesliga titles in a row. That’s the motivation for Bayern.”
Talk remains rife that Guardiola will not extend his stay at the Allianz Arena beyond next summer, with Manchester City widely touted as a potential next destination, and Effenberg concedes the coach’s uncertain future is a worry for the club.
“That is something worrying for Bayern,” said the former Germany international. “That Guardiola obviously doesn’t know if he is the right coach for Bayern fuels the discussions even more. That was quite surprising for me.”
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