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Published: 13:38 | 31/1/16

Lewandowski backs Pep to succeed

Guardiola set for a move to the Premier League

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has backed outgoing manager Pep Guardiola to be a huge success in England next season.

Guardiola confirmed that he would be leaving Bayern at the end of the current season, while signalling his intention to move to England and Lewandowski believes the former Barcelona boss will improve any team in the Premier League.

The Spaniard has been linked with both Manchester Clubs and Chelsea but Lewandowski thinks the 45-year-old has already chosen his next destination.

"I know Pep can improve a team in England," the Poland international told the Mail on Sunday.

"I think he knows where he's going and he knows what he needs to do with the team he's going to, so that they play much better.

"He will focus on technique and perhaps more possession than is the norm in England. But Pep knows the Premier League is different from the Spanish league or the Bundesliga. I'm sure he can do something new in terms of tactics and technique."

Lewandowski admitted that he was disappointed to hear of Pep’s decision to leave Bayern but he is adamant that his side will give everything in the second half of the season to give the manager the perfect send off.

"The first time I heard Pep's decision I thought it was a shame. But after that, I knew I'd to come here to train and play and I'm sure we'll carry on in the same direction with Pep right to the end of the season.

"It's important for me to have a good second half of the season. And if we do win something then we will celebrate with Pep," he added. "Pep thinks about football 24 hours a day. He covers every angle to the smallest detail and he always demands 100 per cent in training and in games."

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