Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has admitted his vulnerability, suggesting that if the German champions lose the DFB-Pokal Final against Borussia Dortmund then he’ll be in danger.
Guardiola’s side have been superb in the Bundesliga in his first season in charge but the recent thrashing by Real Madrid in the Champions League has created pressure, which he’s not entirely used to.
Should Bayern fall victim to BVB on May 17, then the current boss has admitted he’ll be under pressure.
“I know that if we don’t win, I’m in danger. We always are as coaches, all the more so at big teams,” he’s quoted by Spanish website AS.
When David Moyes was sacked as Manchester United boss, Guardiola’s name was one of the first that came up in terms of potential replacements for the Scot at Old Trafford.
However, considering how dominant Bayern Munich have been domestically, the idea that Guardiola could be sacked after a single season in charge at the Allianz Arena is debatable.
Bayern have wrapped up the league title and sit at the top of German football with a 19 point lead of Dortmund in second place.
The idea that Guardiola could be pushed out would be much more realistic if that huge gap over Dortmund was the other way around, considering the rivalry between the two clubs in Germany.
Guardiola could be a very good boss at Manchester United but he’s unlikely to go there any time soon.
If United wanted Guardiola, then there best chance of getting him was when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of last season.
However, Moyes was the ‘chosen one’ by Fergie, which allowed Bayern to tie down one of the best coaches in global football to a contract which won’t expire until 2016.
If Bayern lose the cup final against Dortmund, not a lot is going to change. Guardiola could be the replacement of the replacement at United, but it’s difficult to see him going there this summer.