Munich - Pep Guardiola may have recently made an appearance at the circus in Munich, but such distractions from his one-track football mind are extremely rare.

The 42-year-old channels all of his efforts and concentration into FC Bayern, and with the club now 41 Bundesliga games unbeaten and currently seven points clear at the league summit (with a game in hand), the Catalan is certainly getting something right, even if he is still searching for perfection.

Seeking perfection

Guardiola has been in charge of Bayern since the summer, when he replaced Jupp Heynckes, who led the Bavarians to an historic quadruple of trophies. The former FC Barcelona coach had big boots to fill, yet it seems the shoe fits perfectly.

"His ideas are unbelievable," said midfielder . CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: "I've been involved in professional football for 40 years, but I've never witnessed such an array of variety, such a wealth of ideas." Guardiola is "searching around the clock for the ultimate football". Therefore, it is no surprise that Guardiola recently said his side "are not the best in Europe" and that there is "still a lot of work to be done next year."

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