Monday June 9 2014
'Guardiola's style doesn't suit me'

Mario Mandzukic has confirmed that he wants to leave Bayern Munich following Robert Lewandowski’s arrival.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward has signed for the Bundesliga champions, leaving the Croatia international as second-fiddle under Pep Guardiola.

As such, the goalscorer has insisted that he is looking to leave Bavaria, with Milan and Juventus thought to be interested.

“At Bayern it was fantastic. It's a fantastic club. Indeed, until recently I didn't even think about leaving, and especially that it would happen now," he told Sportske Novosti.

“Let's be honest, the style Guardiola wants at Bayern doesn't suit me.

“In the first leg against Real Madrid [in the Champions League], I definitely understood, no matter how much I try, I can't get the best out of myself with this style.

“When it's like that, I don't feel good and it's best for everyone that we part.

“Thanks to the club who offered a contract extension, thanks to Guardiola, who is a great Coach, and I wish everyone all the best for the future.

“Bayern and their fans will always be the most beautiful and most emotional story of my career. The time has come for new challenges.”

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