Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Jan Kirchhoff believes Pep Guardiola will change the Premier League when he takes overManchester City next season and will make them champions with ease.
The Bayern Munich coach is targeting the third Champions League title of his career this term as he prepares to bid farewell to the Bundesliga giants at the end of the campaign and take the helm at City.
And former Bayern player Kirchhoff, who joined Sunderland in January, is confident that Guardiola’s arrival will see the English top flight as whole benefit, insisting the Spaniard will be a champion in no time.
“Pep Guardiola’s going to win this league and change this league like you’ve never seen before,” Kirchhoff told The Guardian.
“I’m totally sure. He’s going to build one of the greatest teams at Manchester City and win the league without any trouble. You’re going to see a totally different way of playing. It’s one of the best situations English football’s going to have for a long, long time.”
The 25-year-old, who spent three years at the Bavarian side, believes Guardiola’s belief in youth and the way he improves his team will help boost English football significantly, insisting that the Spaniard had a key role in Germany’s World Cup win in 2014.
“This is the same situation we had in Germany maybe five years ago,” Kirchhoff added. “We had a lot of young, talented, homegrown players getting into our best teams – and these teams had really good coaches: Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund and Guardiola at Bayern. And the national team exploded.
“I don’t think we won the World Cup because of our unbelievable national head coach [Joachim Low]. I think we won it because of Guardiola and Klopp. It was because these talented players were taking all the football knowledge they’d learnt from their club coaches into the national team.”

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