‘Pep can leave Bayern if…’

Franz Beckenbauer has admitted that Bayern Munich would be powerless to keep Pep Guardiola if the Spaniard wanted to leave the club.

Despite being seemingly happy in Bavaria and lifting a debut double last season, the former Barcelona Coach has been linked with a return to La Blaugrana in recent times, along with sides in the Premier League.

“I once said I hoped that [Pep] Guardiola would stay at Bayern for 10 years and still do,” the Germany legend told Bild.

“At Bayern's Christmas party, I got the feeling Pep and his family had become very familiar [with their surroundings].

“In principle, Pep doesn't need a contract. If he wants to go, he'll go anyway, but it'll be hard for him to find better conditions at another club.”

Tags Bayern Munich Franz Beckenbauer Germany Pep Guardiola Spain