Pep Guardiola says he has given his life to Bayern Munich after failing to take the club to a Champions League final at his third and final attempt.
The former Barcelona coach is set for Manchester City after this season, meaning Tuesday’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid spells the end of his European hopes with the German giants.
The Bavarian side were continental champions when Guardiola arrived and the coach had the stated aim of building on that success, and while he has taken the side to three-straight semi-finals, he failed to get them to a decider.
But Guardiola insisted it was not for a lack of trying.
“I have given my life for this team, I fought and gave my best,” he told reporters after the game.
“That’s all. We are not in the Champions League final but I am very proud of this team. We played the way we wanted to play.
“What was missing, was a goal. I am mostly sorry for the players.”