Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Exit Strategy Could Be a Title Catalyst - Hamman

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Exit Strategy Could Be a Title Catalyst - Hamman

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FORMER City midfielder Dietmar Hamann has tipped Manuel Pellegrini's side for title success.

Pellegrini revealed on Tuesday he will be stepping aside at the end of the season, with Pep Guardiola now confirmed as his successor.

It's a situation some have suggested could destabilise the City squad.

But Hamann thinks it will act as the catalyst for silverware.

"A similar scenario happened three years ago at Bayern Munich," he said.

"Around about the same time of the year it was announced that Jupp Heynckes would leave the club and Pep was going to replace him in the summer.

"Jupp Heynckes was loved by the players, he gave them freedom, he treated them like adults and they paid him back. What happened then is Bayern didn't lose a game in the second half of the season. …

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