Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Guardiola faces unrest in Bayern squad: report

28 January 2016, 19:13

Berlin - There are reports of unrest in the Bayern Munich squad with magazine Kicker quoting a player saying the atmosphere is "not good" ahead of Pep Guardiola's departure.

Bayern are in rude health in the Bundesliga table with the Bavarian giants eight points clear and on course to win a record fourth straight league title.

But off the pitch, there are rumours Guardiola is losing the dressing room having announced last month that he will leave at the end of the season after three years in Munich.

The Spaniard has said he wants to coach in England next season, but wants to sign off with the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles.

Also read: Van Gaal braced for derby duel in FA Cup

But Guardiola, 45, has come under pressure after centre-back Jerome Boateng last Friday became the 14th Bayern player to pick up an injury this season.

Long-term team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt abruptly ceased working with the team last season after an apparent fall-out with Guardiola.

The renowned doctor resigned after Bayern's medical staff was blamed for the 3-1 loss to Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League before the club was later knocked out in the semi-finals.

The current medical staff have struggled to get the likes of stars Mario Goetze, Medhi Benatia and Franck Ribery fit this season.

In December, France winger Franck Ribery picked up a fresh leg injury, just weeks after coming back from a persistent ankle problem.

Ribery should be back next week, but Bayern has only said Boateng will be out for a "long time" with fears the star defender could miss the next three months.

He is Bayern's third defender currently sidelined along with Benatia and Rafinha, while Juan Bernat and Javi Martinez have just returned.

Germany star Thomas Mueller joked the squad has a 'disease of the boot' after last Friday's 2-1 win at Hamburg saw Boateng become the latest sidelined player.

Another possible reason for discontent emerged when Arjen Robben admitted to Dutch television last month that he was 'annoyed' by Guardiola's decision to leave.

He is unlikely to be the only Bayern star irritated by the Spaniard going public about his departure with only half the season gone.

"I'm annoyed about it. It's a real shame," Robben told Dutch television station NOS with Carlo Ancelotti set to take over as Bayern coach next season.

Bayern host strugglers Hoffenheim on Sunday in the league, then face Bayer Leverkusen, Bochum in the cup Augsburg away, then play mid-table Darmstadt at home.

They play Juventus in Turin on February 23 in the last 16 of the Champions League with the return leg in Munich on March 16.



Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...