Bayern Munich ‘will see what happens’ with Pep Guardiola, says Muller, after win

'We haven't heard anything' Thomas Muller said of Pep Guardiola's future at Bayern Munich after beating Hannover on Saturday for a nine-point lead in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola talks to Thomas Muller on Saturday during their Bundesliga win over Hannover. Fabian Bimmer / Reuters / December 19, 2015
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Bayern Munich opened a nine-point lead in the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 1-0 win at struggling Hannover as the Bavarian side wait to learn whether Pep Guardiola will leave at the end of the season.

Guardiola’s contract as head coach expires in June and the club say an announcement on the 44-year-old’s future plans will be made on Sunday when the German league begins the month-long winter break.

Daily newspaper Bild insist Guardiola will leave in May and claim Bayern have already made a verbal agreement for Carlo Ancelotti to take over.

Regardless of who will coach them next season, Bayern finish 2015 nine points clear after Thomas Muller converted a 40th minute penalty for his 14th league goal of the season when Hannover captain Christian Schulz conceded the spot-kick after the ball hit his arm.

“It was clear that Hannover weren’t going to give any points away, so we’re delighted to get the win,” Muller told Sky.

But after sealing Bayern’s 15th win in 17 league games, Muller said Guardiola has given no indication to the squad as to whether he will stay or go.

“We’ll see what happens. Regardless of who is coach, the squad just wants to keep winning,” added the Germany forward.

“We haven’t heard anything, it could be that he stays. Besides the media normally find out before we do.”

But this was the third game in succession where jaded Bayern have laboured to victory although they have still only dropped five points from their 17 games so far for a season’s tally of 46.

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, gifted the nine-point advantage after crashing to a 2-1 defeat at Cologne as the hosts scored twice in the final 10 minutes.

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