Guardiola isn't the best, Mourinho is – Matthaus

The former Bayern Munich player believes the Portuguese coach is more direct with his players and believes the Spaniard could leave the club soon

Lothar Matthaus has hailed Jose Mourinho as the best coach in the world, insisting he is better than Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.

The Portuguese manager has won league titles with Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid, while Guardiola oversaw the most successful spell in Barcelona’s history and has won two Bundesliga titles with Bayern so far, while both coaches have lifted the Champions League twice.

The pair have been seen as the two leading coaches in football at the moment, though Matthaus believes the Chelsea boss is more advanced.

“Pep is not the best coach in the world,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I prefer Mourinho. He is the No.1, because Mourinho is more transparent and more direct than Guardiola.

“I’ve been told that from the players he has coached: He tells you everything to your face.”

Guardiola’s future at Bayern has become uncertain, with the coach tied to the club until 2016, though he admits he has not decided if he will stay.

Matthaus, though, believes the Spaniard is on his way out of the Allianz Arena in the near future and wants former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp to replace him.

“He will go,” the former Bayern player said. “What sense does it make to wait until winter to renew your contract? Either you do it now or you’re going. 

“I have a lot of respect for Guardiola, he has won so much, but he must be clearer. Why don’t you just sign a deal? Speak clearly!

“I have a German favourite to succeed him: Klopp. There are two foreign candidates: Mourinho, but he will not leave Chelsea, and Carlo Ancelotti.”

The 54-year-old former Germany international also touched on Bayern’s Mario Gotze and Schalke youngster Julian Draxler, both of whom he does not believe have the mentality required to reach the top level.

“They are good, young and technically sound, but they do not have the character of a champion. 

“There is always something missing for them to be at 100 per cent. If you’re Götze and not playing, then go to the coach and he puts you on. But he does not do that. 

“The two are not guys like Carlos Tevez, Andrea Pirlo or Arturo Vidal.”

Bendtner: Wolfsburg can challenge Bayern for Bundesliga title

The striker was in typically confident mood after starring in the DFL-Supercup victory over the Bavarians

Nicklas Bendtner believes Wolfsburg have proven they can challenge Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga following their DFL-Supercup triumph.

Bendtner scored an 89th minute equaliser with a sharp finish to make it 1-1 before converting the deciding penalty in the shoot-out.

And the former Arsenal striker hopes the triumph is a reflection of how Wolfsburg – who finished 10 points behind the Bavarians in second place last season – can perform this term.

“It’s good that we’ve proven at such an early stage of the season that we can compete with the likes of Bayern,” the 27-year-old told the Bundesliga’s official website.

“They’re once again favourites to win the title this season because of the team they have and the history.

“So we have to play the role of challengers and take it game by game and see where we’re at come the end of the season.”

Bendtner admitted he was happy with his goalscoring contribution but was quick to endorse the performance of the whole team.

“I thought that every player on the pitch believed in what we could achieve for 90 minutes and at the end of the day I think that’s what got us the win,” Bendtner added.

“It was a great game throughout. When I looked at Kevin, he had been running all game and I thought he may not make it until the end because of the amount of ground he covered, but then he produced an extra burst of energy and I could see that he was going to deliver the ball in.

“It was a good goal, but a better team performance.”

Robben: I'm angry and happy with Bayern return

The winger had mixed emotions after making his first competitive appearance for the club since March

Arjen Robben said he was both angry and happy after making a goalscoring return to action in Bayern Munich’s defeat to Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side lost the DFL-Supercup for the third successive season, this time being held to a 1-1 draw by Dieter Hecking’s men before being beaten in a penalty shootout.

Robben, who has been sidelined with injuries since March, was delighted to be playing again but frustrated that his second-half effort was cancelled out by Nicklas Bendtner’s late strike.

“The game had two opposing sides for me,” the 31-year-old winger is quoted as saying to Abendzeitung Munchen. “On the one hand, I am angry and frustrated that we didn’t win. But on the other hand, I’m very happy to be back.

“Considering it was my first game in around four or five months, I felt good. I am on the right path, not yet at 100 per cent. I need more rhythm, but in the second half my football was at a really good level.

“We played well but were not rewarded, which is very annoying. We deserved the win. But I’m staying positive, there are still three major titles in 2015-16 to win – so let’s go!”

Robben scored one of Bayern’s penalties in the shootout but Xabi Alonso’s miss proved costly as Wolfsburg converted all five, with substitute Bendtner fittingly scoring the winning spot kick.

Lewandowski wants 100 Bundesliga goals 'as soon as possible'

The Poland international believes he has plenty more to offer Bayern Munich after enjoying a successful first season at the Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says he wants to reach 100 Bundesliga goals “as soon as possible”.

The Poland international currently sits on 91 strikes in Germany’s top flight in 162 matches for both Bayern and Borussia Dortmund.

And having notched 17 Bundesliga goals in his first season at the Allianz Arena, Lewandowksi is now looking to reach the 100 club in the coming campaign – and improve his own performances.

“I knew the first season would not be the best,” Lewandowski, 26, told Kicker. “I’m happy that I scored so many goals and played so much.

“The second season will hopefully be even better. Now is the time to show I can do even more.

“I know I can still play better and score goals. One hundred goals in the Bundesliga would be beautiful. I hope I can do it as soon as possible.”

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Vidal targets Champions League win with Bayern Munich

The Chilean reached the final of the competition with Juventus last year but believes the move to the Bavarian club gives him the best chance to win it

Arturo Vidal says the chances of achieving European glory is what convinced him to leave Juventus for Bayern Munich as he is desperate to win the Champions League this season.

The Chile international reached the Champions League final with the Serie A champions last season, but believes he has a better chance of winning the competition with Pep Guardiola’s men.

“I have come here to win the Champions League,” he told reporters.

“Hopefully it will be this year, but I will spend several years here and hope to win as many cups as I possibly can.

“I will play in midfield the same way I did with the national team and with Juventus. That is where I feel more comfortable.”

Vidal made his official debut for Bayern on Saturday as they lost out on the first piece of silverware of the season to Wolfsburg in the DFB Supercup.

The 28-year-old previously enjoyed a spell in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen between 2007 and 2011.