Guardiola ready for Bayern task

Treble-winning Bayern Munich unveiled their new coach Pep Guardiola amid a media frenzy on Monday as the Bavarians prepare to extend their domination at home and in Europe.

The former Barcelona coach said he was ready to accept the challenge of coaching a team that has just played an outstanding season under Jupp Heynckes, winning the domestic league and Cup double and topping it off with the Champions League title.

“I must accept the comparison,” Guardiola, speaking in German throughout, told an overflowing news conference at the club’s Allianz Arena.

“I have to be able to live with that. I am under pressure, of course, but I know this and I accept this challenge without fear and that is why I am the coach,” he said.

“I am ready. My time in Barcelona was wonderful but I needed to move on and Bayern gave me the possibility and I had to take it.”

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