FC Bayern München manager Pep Guardiola has once again been forced to comment on the club’s infamous dressing-room mole, insisting the person is question is “damaging” the club and the team.
The Spanish tactician reportedly had a falling out with the club’s medical staff following Tuesday’s Champions League elimination at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
Guardiola is alleged to have criticised the medical staff for taking too long to get his players back to full fitness following injury.
And, in the wake of the revelation in German newspaper Bild, Guardiola has again hit out at the mole in the dressing room.
“Whoever has spoken has done it to hit me,” said Guardiola. “Usually what happens inside the dressing room remains inside the dressing room.
“But I’m not here next season anyway so it’s not my problem, but Bayern’s.
“It’s happened plenty of times over these past three years.
“It’s normal for me to talk to my players and staff and give them my opinion, but there are people here who are talking because they want to hurt me.
“Maybe this person will still be here next season and clearly they haven’t realised that they are not damaging me, but the club and the team.”
Bayern will be aiming to clinch the Bundesliga title on Saturday afternoon, when they face top-10 hopefuls FC Ingolstadt 04 at Audi-Sportpark.
Guardiola’s side are five points clear at the summit of the Bundesliga standings and will claim the league crown four a record fourth consecutive time with a three-point haul. However, they will win the title regardless of the result of their clash with Ingolstadt, provided Borussia Dortmund draw or lose against Eintracht Frankfurt.