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Football: Bayern's expectations worry Guardiola's papa

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The father of future Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has said he is worried about the weight of expectations facing the ex-Barcelona manager when he takes charge of the German giants on July 1.

After three years in charge, current coach Jupp Heynckes will be replaced by Guardiola at the end of the season. The Spaniard has signed a three year deal with Bayern.

But Munich are attempting to become the first German team to win the treble of league, cup and Champions League titles and Guardiola will have his work cut out to top this season's performances.

"Hopefully he will fulfil the expectations, but I am somewhat worried," Valenti Guardiola told German daily Bild.

"Especially with the current lead of 20 points, it won't be easy to top that, but he will work hard and give his all."

Under Heynckes, Bayern have already set several Bundesliga records this season including the earliest confirmed league title victory with six games to spare after they won at Frankfurt a fortnight ago.

Bayern host Barcelona in Tuesday's first leg of their Champions League semi-final and have reached the German Cup final, where they will face VfB Stuttgart at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

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