The newly appointed manager of the Bayern Munich side, Carlo Ancelotti has decided to build on to the foundations and basis set by the former manger Pep Guardiola and will look to contnue the club’s nature of thriving on attacking football when the season kick starts this summer in August.
Guardiola who took over as the new manager of Premier League team Manchester City had won three consecutive Bundesliga titles with the German side and as such the Italian Ancelooti has large boots to fill.
“I know very well that the style of Bayern Munich is to play attacking football and we want to play attacking football. I love to play attacking football,” Ancelotti told reporters on Monday.
“I’m not here to make a revolution because the job that Guardiola did here was fantastic and I would like to follow his style. I don’t think our style is going to change a lot compared to last year. The system will be more or less the same.”
Having claimed a treble in the domestic arena but yet missing out on a Champions League title, Guardiola’s tenure could not be termed as successful for the German giants.
The incoming Ancelotti is the only manager to have won the coveted Champions League title thrice in his coaching career, but felt it was impossible to predict the same fate at Bayern Munich as well.
“Of course everybody wants to win the Champions League, but only one team wins it,” added Ancelotti.A”I know that Bayern have a fantastic history in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League. The only thing that we cannot control is the result — if I could control that too I would be a magician, but I’m only a manager.”
Being the manager of top teams in club footbal likeAAC Milan, Paris St-Germain, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid, Ancelotti feels he is now suited to the high pressure jobs.
“A lot of people ask about the pressure — I am used to it. I had the luck in my career of coaching top teams — all top teams who want to win, but honestly I don’t feel the pressure because I’m used to it,” the 57-year-old said.
Bayern kick off their title defence against Werder Bremen on Aug. 26.