'Bayern will fire me if I fail' – Guardiola

The Spaniard has acknowledged that all coaches are under pressure to produce results but insists that his colleagues should be given more time

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has admitted he will lose his job if he fails to meet expectations next season.

The Spaniard led the Bavarian club to the Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal in his first campaign at the Allianz Arena, but failed to retain the Champions League after being knocked out 5-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid.

“There are no secrets. If I don’t win, another coach will come next year,” he told reporters.

“I came to do my job the best way possible, like I did at Barcelona. I came to a different country where they play football in a completely different way.

“I intend to adapt myself and hope that they adapt to my ideas, but that process is not something achieved in a year.

“We won the Bundesliga and we won the Pokal in an incredible season. What happened against Madrid was a shame. Not that we lost, but that we lost an opportunity.”

Guardiola went on to claim that too many teams attempted to copy his Barcelona side’s style of play.

“All the people went and copied that. It’s a big mistake. You copy that and you won one day because of that. But one day you are going to lose.

“Be patient with the coach and the player and you are going to be good.

“Any system is good, any system is wrong. I’m not convinced England and Italy went out [of the World Cup] because their system is wrong or Germany won because their philosophy is right.

“Spain lost and they will keep going with the same coach and the same style of play. And maybe they will go back. It’s a matter of believing in what you do.”

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