It has been a disappointing campaign for Bayern Munich despite their third consecutive German league title.
The team was knocked out of the German cup by archrivals Borussia Dortmund, while a bigger disappointment awaited them in the Champions League after a 5-3 aggregate loss at the hands of Guardiola’s former club Barcelona. After having won the Champions League crowned twice as a Barcelona boss, the Spaniard has been unable to repeat his achievements with the German club. He is widely contemplating an exit from Bayern next summer when his contract expires.
Manchester City are seen as his next destination, but he appears to be staying at the German club at least until next summer. He has promised a much stronger performance from the German outfit next season. One of the first priorities for Guardiola will be to perform well in the Champions League. Due to the lack of significant competition in the domestic league, Europe will be where Guardiola will be judged. Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger also stated that the team could have been playing in the Champions League final had not been for a poor 10 minute spell against Barcelona in the first leg. Despite going into the last 15 minutes 0-0, Bayern Munich lost the match 3-0.
"I must congratulate the team, my staff and our fans. They gave us great support, especially against Barcelona. Next season we will come back stronger. I'm hoping to build the best possible squad,” said Guardiola."We had a very good season. We have won the title for the third year in a row, which is not easy. In the Champions League semi-final, we lost it in the first leg in Barcelona in the last 10 minutes, otherwise we might have reached the final. We were getting close to two finals with that and the DFB-Pokal,” said Schweinsteiger.