FC Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was full of praise for manager Pep Guardiola after he claimed the DFB-Pokal trophy in his last match in charge of the club.
Guardiola’s three-year stint at the Allianz Arena came to a successful end with a penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund to add to the Bundesliga title they claimed two weeks prior.
The 45-year-old will begin a new chapter in his career when he takes over at Premier League club Manchester City next season, but Rummenigge was determined to stress the positive impact the Spanish coach has had during his time in Munich.
Rummenigge: “We’ve had three years with Pep. And they were magnificent years, I can tell you that.” pic.twitter.com/DSdyz9Fphs
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“I want to point out one person this evening and that is Pep Guardiola. We experienced three years with Pep. I can tell you it was three great years. We have won many titles, [the Pokal] was the seventh,” Rummenigge said.
“But I have to admit one thing annoys me a little bit, and that is we are only living together for one more week.
“If we review this Champions League season, we won in the round of the last 16 here in Munich against Juventus with 4-2 after extra-time, in the quarter-final against Benfica we played 1-0 and 2-2.
“Then we played such a great game in Munich against Atletico Madrid and we deserved to play next week in Milan. That annoys me a little bit.
“It was three intense years with Pep. It was three very successful years, and not just because of the titles. I think, we learned a lot off Pep. We learned a lot from him on the pitch.”