Saturday cover: Time for a Pep talk as Guardiola leaves unfulfilled legacy at Bayern

Pep Guardiola takes The National Sport front page on Saturday, May 7 as Ian Hawkey looks at his time in charge of Bayern Munich.

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Pep Guardiola takes The National Sport front page on Saturday, May 7 as Ian Hawkey looks at his time in charge of Bayern Munich in his Around Europe column.

Guardiola’s final chance to win the Uefa Champions League with Bayern Munich came to an end on Tuesday night after an aggregate defeat to Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

It means Guardiola, regarded as the world’s finest football manager, leaves the German giants with a rare failure on his CV, as he begins the next chapter of his career at Premier League club Manchester City.

Does it mean Guardiola failed at Bayern, as soon-to-be three successive Bundesliga titles proves a total domestic dominance under his stewardship? Ian Hawkey looks at the legacy Guardiola will leave at Bayern and determines whether his spell in charge will ultimately be deemed a success.

Read the full column here: Around Europe: Bayern Munich's only blips came when it mattered most to Pep Guardiola's legacy

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