Bayern president Uli Hoeness: We are the best

The former West Germany international says that the reigning world and European champions are without equal and that they will only get better under Pep Guardiola
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has claimed that the Germans are currently the best club side in the world.

The Allianz Arena outfit won a historic treble last season but appear to have improved under new coach Pep Guardiola, who has led the Bavarian outfit to the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup since succeeding Jupp Heynckes at the helm last summer.

“I maintain that, at the moment, FC Bayern are the best club in the world,” Hoeness told Bild.

“It will be not so arrogant to say we are unbeatable but we are well positioned. The coach is to thank for that.”

Bayern currently hold a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, with a game in hand still to play when the league resumes from its winter break this week.

Consequently, Hoeness does not think additions necessary during the January window, but is hoping the club can earn more money for future purchases.

“My dream is that we win €40 million or €50 million," he explained. "We now have the chance to fill the war chest for times in which we must respond. You must not necessarily strengthen the squad now.”

The 62-year-old also informed the club's fans that the future looks promising, financially, as they near the outright purchase of the Allianz Arena.

"In five, six, or seven years, the debt of the stadium is zero," he enthused.

"Then, one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world will belong to us alone, even though we will still have a lodger."