Guardiola: I will miss Bayern players

An emotional Pep Guardiola admitted he would miss his FC Bayern München players after steering them to DFB-Pokal glory in Berlin on Saturday in what was his last game in charge.

The 45-year-old ended his tenure as Bayern boss in the best possible way, steering his side to a victory over Borussia Dortmund ahead of his move to Manchester City in the off-season.

And the former Barcelona boss says that while it has been great winning several trophies during his time in Germany, what he will cherish most is the interactions with his players.

“Titles are just numbers,” Guardiola said. “In terms of titles, then yes it’s been good.

“It’s been a great experience to work with this club every day, but above all with these players.

“I’ll miss them. I worked every day with them — 24 hours a day with these players.

“I was always thinking how to make them better and better and yes, I will miss them.”

He added: “I know this cup makes the Bayern fans happy, but tomorrow and then the day after tomorrow, it’s back to normal again and Bayern have to go on winning.

“I wish Bayern the best for the future. I’m delighted to finish in this way. Who knows if I will come back (to coach in Germany).”