Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has vowed to unearth the “mole” that has been leaking his side’s tactics to the media.
The Spaniard is apoplectic with this act of treachery. On Saturday, after his side had just beaten their bitter rivals, Borussia Dortmund, he defiantly insisted that he will find out who has been giving out his tactics. Their 3-0 victory was the first time that they had defeated Dortmund since 2010 in the German league.
Guardiola has confirmed that whoever is responsible for the leak will be thrown out of Bayern Munich for good. After the game, he told Bild newspaper, “It does not matter who it is, heads will roll. I will throw him out. He will not play under me again.”
Bayern Munich’s tactics against Borussia Dortmund were printed in the press before the game. Bild forecasted that Guardiola’s Munich side would deploy long ball tactics against Dortmund, even though his past sides have usually deployed a short-passing game.
Guardiola went on to add that Bild have previously made numerous correct predictions about his team’s tactics over the last few weeks, and he has predicted that there is a mole inside his side.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Munich’s CEO, confirmed that he believes there is a mole inside the club, and then warned the individual that they should stop their chattering otherwise they will instantly be sacked.
The German soccer legend joked, “We will obviously not bring in the NSA (National Security Agency) to find out who it is.”
He then added, “But I advise him to stop doing it or he will have a serious problem not only with Pep Guardiola but also the entire club.”
Bayern Munich have made a majestic start to their tenure under Guardiola, who only took over the German and European champions last summer.
They are currently seven points ahead of Dortmund and four points clear of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the Bundesliga. They have also already progressed to the the knockout stages of the Champions League too, while they are yet to lose under Guardiola in any of the three competitions that they are competing in.
Last season, Jupp Heynckes lead Munich to the treble, which was completed when they, once again, beat Dortmund by two goals to one at Wembley in the Champions League final.
Bayern are set to play CSKA Moscow on Wednesday for a Champions League group game.