Are Bayern Munich fans really that bothered about Pep Guardiola's departure?

"For Bayern fans, he's become more of a man than a myth," lifelong Bayern Munich fan Tobi tells FFT.

The problem with myth is that it's never as good the reality. Pep Guardiola’s arrival at Bayern was accompanied with all the grandeur of a great opening chapter, but as his departure looms and the pressure grows, there are signs that the Spaniard's aura has dimmed a little.

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Jonathan Harding

Jonathan Harding is a freelance journalist based in Germany. He writes predominantly for DW, Germany's international broadcaster, but has also featured in The Athletic, ESPN and The Times. He has been covering German football and the German national team for over a decade and has written two books, one on coaching in Germany and the other on holistic development in sport.