The former Barca man has spoken for the first time about his new position.
Newly appointed Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has spoken of the pressure that will be on him after Jupp Heycnkes led the German side to the treble in 2012/13.
Guardiola has had 12 months out of the game since leaving his post at Barcelona in the summer of 2012, in which time Heynckes has guided Bayern to unprecedented glory.
In a season of broken records the Bundesliga giants won the treble of league, cup and Champions League in superb style.
The club snatched the German title back from rivals Borussia Dortmund emphatically with a record six matches spare, a record points tally of 91 and an incredible 25 points ahead of second-placed Dortmund.
In Europe’s top club competition Bayern cruised to the final following wins against Arsenal, Juventus and a 7-0 drubbing of Guardiola’s former side Barca over two-legs in the semi-finals.
Once again Heynckes’ side faced Dortmund at the final hurdle and finished 2-1 victors, before capping off a brilliant season with a 3-2 win over Stuttgart in the German Cup final.
After so much success if would be foolish of the new boss to believe there was no pressure, but then the Catalan maestro has already done it once before at the Nou Camp.
“I’ve got to be able to live with [the pressure],” Guardiola was quoted in the Mirror.
“In a big club, you always have a lot of pressure and I have a lot of pressure here, but I know this.
“I am taking over a team who were extraordinary last season. They won four titles – three plus the Supercup – but, when you are coach of Bayern Munich, no matter what the situation is, you have always got to play well and have always got to win.
“For me he it is a great honour to succeed him [Heynckes] and I hope to maintain the level the team played at last season.
“I want to maintain this high level and that is my challenge. There is lots of pressure, but I’ve got to accept it and be capable of coping.”