Bayern director defines the sheers size of Gaurdiola’s task.
Bayern’s Munich director Uli Hoeness has admitted that although the German’s have reached the summit of European football, staying at the top is an entirely different matter.
No one has successfully retained a European Cup or Champions League title since AC Milan in 1989/90.
Hoeness believes that it will be tough for his side to remain at the top, but that Pep Guardiola is the right man to attempt the challenge.
The Champions will face big spending Manchester City, CSKA Moscow and Polish side Viktoria Plzen in the group stages, which Manchester City excluding, shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Gaurdiola’s side.
Speaking to Goal.com, Uli Hoeness outlined just how tough it will be for Bayern to retain their European title.
“Reaching the top isn’t easy, but that’s one thing.
“It’s much more difficult to stay at the top for a long time, but that’s the Herculean task the coach and the rest of the club have in front of us.
“But the pressure on the team is already high enough as it is, so we don’t need to increase it.”
After his European Super Cup victory against Chelsea, Hoeness is convinced the former Barcelona coach is the man for the job.
“I’m a 100 per cent convinced that we made the right decision in signing Pep Guardiola. I think we saw in the match against Chelsea what his team is capable of.”