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Guardiola admits to nerves

Pep Guardiola admits to feeling 'a bit nervous' after taking the managerial reins at all-conquering Bayern Munich.

Last Updated: 25/06/13 at 09:30 Post Comment

Pep Guardiola: Aware of what is expected of him at Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola: Aware of what is expected of him at Bayern Munich

Guardiola has a tough act to follow at the Allianz Arena, with predecessor Jupp Heynckes having guided Bayern to an historic Treble in 2013/14.

He landed the Bundesliga title, German Cup and the UEFA Champions League to bow out on the highest of highs.

Guardiola concedes that he faces a tough test of his coaching credentials, but the former Barcelona manager insists he is ready to embrace a 'huge challenge'.

He said at his official unveiling on Monday: "As a manager of Bayern you know what is expected of you: you always have to play well and you are obliged to win.

"I am a bit nervous. Give me time. Step by step. In a great club, as manager you always have great pressure. I have it here, I'm conscious of it and I accept this huge challenge.

"I take the reins of a team that last year did extraordinary things. I have to continue the high level of Jupp Heynckes. I have huge respect for his work. There are a few things I would change, but very few."

Challenge

Guardiola added: "This is a new goal for me.

"My time in Barcelona was marvellous but I needed a new challenge and Bayern Munich gave me that chance.

"I'll give my best and am certain that all the fans of Bayern will continue to live with pride and I hope it will be an era of pride for all."

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ark clattenburg is one of those referees that tends to get stick from both sides cos he likes to let the game flow and is quite lenient, and people only remember the fouls against their own team that go unpunished whilst not noticing the ones they've gotten away with. To pick up 4 yellow cards with clattenburg in charge speaks volumes about your approach to the game mr pellegrini.

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astly under-rated goal keeper. Barcelona could have gone out and bought a keeper at any point they liked, but they stuck with him for a reason.

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