Hamann unimpressed by Guardiola

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Former midfielder Bayern München Dietmar Hamann believes his old club would not be worse off if they replaced Pep Guardiola as head coach.

The Spanish manager has won consecutive Bundesliga titles at the helm of the Bavarians, but Hamann remains unconvinced due to the Spaniard's inability to retain the DFB-Pokal Cup or replicate Jupp Heynckes' success in the Champions League.

Bayern have been heavily beaten at the semi-final stage of Europe's elite club competition for the last two season in a row, first at the hands of Real Madrid in the 2013/14 season and then by Barcelona earlier this year.

Incidentally, both sides went on to win the tournament in each of the respective seasons.

"I believe it would not do the club harm if they would bring in another coach," Hamann told football talk show Sky90.

"If I had to rate from zero to 10, I'd give him a five. So right in the middle.

"In the league they were champions, but in the cup they have lost in the past year against Dortmund.

"In the Champions League they tried twice and failed. I do not know if another coach like Van Gaal or Heynckes would be in office after such results.

"You can lose against Real Madrid or Barcelona but the way and the naivety, for me that was very upsetting.

"If he wants to successfully complete these three years, he has to bring the Champions League."