Guardiola snubbed Chelsea because of trust says Michael Ballack

With the world waiting with bated breath as to what Pep Guardiola has in store for Bayern Munich after the summer and a lot of fans disillusioned as to why the Catalan coach didn’t end up in the Premier League next year, there is one German who thinks he knows for sure why Guardiola didn’t sign for West London club Chelsea.

Ex Bayern Munich and Chelsea star Michael Ballack believes that Guardiola never got to sign a deal with Chelsea because of trust issues.

36 year old Ballack who spent the last 2 years at Bayer Leverkusen (2010-2012 seasons) before retiring from football is among the top goal scorers in the history of his international team and won the German Footballer of the Year award three times – in 2002, 2003 and 2005.

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Michael Ballack announced his decision via a news statement from his lawyer, in which he thanked everyone who supported him during his time as footballer.

‘At 36 years old I can look back on a long and wonderful time in professional football, which I could never have dreamed of as a child,’ he said.
‘It was a privilege to work with world-class coaches and fantastic players. Now I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life.’

Michael Ballack had this to say about Pep Guardiola’s decision to coach a German club.

If you want to work as a coach for longer term you need consistency, trust in the club and also the environment around the club.
“Maybe that is a point why he didn’t sign it. But it is also a big challenge as a coach. It’s a fantastic signing for Bayern and for Pep Guardiola as well.

“Nobody in Germany expected him to sign. It shows the Bundesliga has grown a lot in the last few years and his decision looks like it’s not all about money, he is a coach with a philosophy.

“He needs a good environment and will find this in Munich. There is a good atmosphere, that was a big reason to sign.”

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  1. delighted he didn’t trust us, dodged a bullet there.

  2. we cfc fans does’nt care about guardiola all we knw is chelseafc i bet he is not good as even our peresent coche. Only a df can fail at basketlona is a team wth better players in the world let hm prb hw good he is at bayrn mnch

  3. Pep is scare 2 face a strong compitition 4rm d english league, dat y he went 2 bayern… Dat is only 2 favourite side! Is either borrusia Dortmund or bayern wil always top German league… Nt lyk d epl u ve abt 6 strng team competiting for top 4

  4. desmond peter says

    Tito vilanova can handle the situation,so no cause 4 alarm.For tito,please listen-do not play puyol,and do not start sanchez,beware of macherano.stick to our usual formation:4-3-3

  5. Its a shame for chelsea to lose out on pep guardiola.chelsea football club is a sole proprietorship business.roman abramovich can wake up one morning nd fire any coach without speaking to the board.chelsea fc is a one bisiness.unlike bayern muchen who is far more civilised than chelsea fc.there is no trust in chelsea fc.i think guardiola made a perfect choice.


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