Ancelotti shrugging off Guardiola's shadow

Carlo Ancelotti says he does not feel any pressure to do a better job than Pep Guardiola after he was named as Bayern Munich boss.

Ancelotti has made it clear that he is not "working in Pep Guardiola's shadow" after replacing the Spaniard as Bayern manager.

The current Manchester City head-coach won three consecutive Bundesliga titles during his spell at the Allianz Arena, before deciding to move to the Etihad.

However, following a series of questions over his predecessor, the former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss said he isn't worried about Guardiola's success at Bayern.

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"Guardiola was a fantastic part of this club," Ancelotti told Kicker. "But I do not feel like I am working in his shadow.

"I just hope that the next Bayern coach will be asked about me as often as I get asked about Pep..."

The Italian also confirmed he will play an attacking style of football with the German champions.

"The characteristics of our players make it possible to play attacking football," the 57-year-old added.

"We have a lot of quality in attack and we can play some very intense football with all the fast players we have."


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