Bayern, beer & Bundesliga titles
Summer 2013: From Barcelona via New York to Bavaria, Pep Guardiola arrived after Bayern's unprecedented treble. "I’m here because of the players and the history of Bayern Munich. If Bayern calls you, it’s an honour, a gift.“
July 2013: "Thiago Alcantara was the biggest wish of our new coach," said Bayern's Executive Board Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as the new coach immediately made his mark on the squad.
Matchday 27, 2013/14: Hertha 1-3 Bayern, and the title - Guardiola's first in Germany - is secured in record time.
August, 2014: Xabi Alonso, then 32, joins Bayern..."If we control the game, he can play every three days," said Guardiola. "But if we don’t control the game, and he has to go back and forth, he’ll be dead in a month.”
21 October, 2014: Veni, vidi, vici...AS Roma are beaten in an imperious UEFA Champions League performance in the Italian capital. "There are no good tactics without good players," said Guardiola. "This club has great presidents, great people and great players. It is about getting the best out of them."
“The Champions League is like eating in a good restaurant. The Bundesliga is like eating pizza and hamburgers every day.”
UEFA Champions League 2014/15: In the group stage, Guardiola came up against Manuel Pellegrini, the man he will succeed at Manchester City FC.
14 February, 2015: Bayern 8-0 Hamburger SV, the biggest league win during Guardiola's tenure.
"I am very happy to have Lahm in my team. He understands absolutely everything about the game," Guardiola on his captain, whom he moved surprisingly and successfully from full-back to midfield.
Matchday 6, 2015/16: You would think a man who has worked closely with Messi, Iniesta, Xavi and Co. would have seen it all...
"I've never experienced such a thing, either as coach or as a player...I can't explain it."
Matchday 8, 2015/16: Borussia Dortmund arrived in Munich ambitious...they left chastened after a stunning 5-1 defeat.
January 2016: "If I were 60 or 65 I would have stayed, but I’m too young. The only reason I am not renewing my contract is that I am looking for a new challenge."
April/May 2016: Atletico Madrid became the third Spanish club in as many seasons to knock Bayern out in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, denying Guardiola the chance to sign off at the summit of Europe.
May 15, 2016: But he did finish - for the third time in as many seasons - at the pinnacle of German football, presenting the Meisterschale to fans at Munich's Marienplatz for the last time.