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Pep Guardiola has a job for life at Bayern Munich

Jul 27, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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Pep Guardiola lead Bayern Munich to four trophies during his first season in charge, including the Bundesliga title and the German domestic cup. Yet Guardiola still feared for his job, saying, “If I don’t win, then probably another coach comes here next year.”

Bayern, however, insists that Pep doesn’t need to keep bringing in multiple trophies to avoid the sack. Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, “Bayern are never going to sack Pep Guardiola. I can even put that in writing for you.”

Guardiola took charge of the Bavarian giants at the start of last season, after taking a year off from coaching. A break he likely desperately needed after four years spent at the helm of Barcelona, thrown into the first team after just a year managing Barcelona B. During his time managing Barcelona, the team won La Liga three times, the Copa del Rey twice, and the Champions League twice. A success by any measure, but a break was certainly justified.

Rummenigge doesn’t seem to think that Guardiola, or Bayern, will slip this season:

We have two perfect years behind us, won eight titles and some of our players have even put the cherry on top with the World Cup. And now we will continue setting records by being better than we’ve ever been after a World Cup.

Bayern Munich begin their defense of the Bundesliga title on August 22, when they play host to Wolfsburg.

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