Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, has revealed he left FC Barcelona in 2012 because he was exhausted.
The 43-year-old decided to go on a sabbatical after winning 14 trophies – amongst them two Champions League titles – in just four years with the Catalan giants.
Guardiola denies leaving Camp Nou due to issues with Sandro Rosell, the former Barcelona president, but because he had reached his personal ‘limits of exhaustion’.
“It isn’t true that I left because (then president Sandro) Rosell didn’t support me in rebuilding the squad,” he is quoted in another excerpt from his book Herr Pep.
“I was at my limit of exhaustion and I wasn’t sure at all about what options I could offer the team. I didn’t ask to rebuild the squad, because I was the one who had decided to leave.”
On the subject whether he would be keen to return to the Catalan giants Guardiola says ambiguous, “The way the club is organised, there are only two options: either you’re the power or you aren’t the power. And, against my wishes, I have been forced to pick sides (at Barcelona).”
In 2013, Guardiola joined Bayern Munich and has won four trophies in his debut season with the German giants.
However, club sources are continuously questioning Guardiola’s style of play which is close to his success formula at Barcelona but was exposed in Bayern’s Champions League semi-final 5-0 defeat on aggregate against Real Madrid.
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