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‘Very communicative’

Guardiola and players acclimatise fast

Pep Guardiola's first couple of steps out of the tunnel onto the Allianz Arena turf drew warm applause from the 10,000 or so fans who had gathered to witness the new boss take charge of his team for the first time. There would be further cheers and clapping throughout the 90 minute training session, as the supporters instantly warmed to the head coach – as did the players.

“It was very enjoyable," said Thomas Müller. “It was a good way to get started with training again," agreed Toni Kroos. Guardiola has clearly struck an immediate chord with his players. “I think we've got a fantastic coach," enthused Kroos. “He knows exactly how to address his players," remarked summer signing Jan Kirchhoff.

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