Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has alleged the presence of a mole in his and says the infiltrator is “damaging” the German champions, after details of a suspected row were made public.
German newspaper Bild claims Guardiola was angry with Bayern’s medical team after Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final exit to Atletico Madrid as he is alleged to have accused his physiotherapists of taking too long to get his players fit after injury.
The former Barcelona who is leaving Bayern in the summer to take over at Manchester City in his reaction to the claims said: “Whoever has spoken has done it to hit me.
“Usually what happens inside the dressing room remains inside the dressing room. But I’m not here next season anyway so it’s not my problem, but Bayern’s.
“It’s happened plenty of times over these past three years. It’s normal for me to talk to my players and staff and give them my opinion, but there are people here who are talking because they want to hurt me.
“Maybe this person will still be here next season and clearly they haven’t realized that they are not damaging me, but the club and the team.
“I’ve done my best here (Bayern). But if you say that I had to win the Champions League, then I have failed. Go ahead and write that I have failed.” Guardiola who won the Champions League twice with Barcelona – in 2009 and 2011 said at his news conference on Friday.
Bayern will be looking to win a third successive Bundesliga title under Guardiola with a win against Ingolstadt on Saturday away from home.