Guardiola: Trophies not all that matter

The successful trainer is adamant that winning trophies is not the most important part of his job as his focus lies on making players better
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has insisted that he cares more about improving his players than about winning silverware.

The 42-year-old guided Barcelona to 14 trophies during his four-year spell in charge of the Catalans to become one of the most successful coaches in history.

However, the former Spain international has stressed that improving individual players is a bigger incentive to him than celebrating titles.

"Winning titles is obviously nice, but that's not what it's all about in the end," Guardiola told reporters.

"What matters to me is that your players tell you at some point: 'Coach, you have really helped me become a better player. I have learned a lot from you'. That's what makes me happy."

Guardiola replaced Jupp Heynckes as Bayern coach this summer after a one-year sabbatical following his Barcelona departure in 2012.