Pep’s swansong

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

BERLIN. — Pep Guardiola starts his swansong as Bayern Munich coach today at Hamburg with his team running away with an historic fourth German Bundesliga soccer crown and eyeing a hat-trick of titles.

Having said he wants to coach in England next season, Guardiola’s three-year tenure will ultimately be measured in Munich by whether he can repeat his predecessor Jupp Heynckes’ feat of winning the treble of Champions League, German Cup and Bundesliga titles in 2013.

Bayern have won the German league title for the last three seasons and are bidding to become the first team to win four straight Bundesliga titles.

They have also reached the quarter-finals of the German Cup, but the Champions League will be the acid test having been knocked out at the semi-final stage of Europe for the last two years running under Guardiola. — AFP.

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