Pep Guardiola installs his own dressing room at Bayern Munich

New manager will have a separate changing room to the players in order to discuss matters with his coaching staff

New Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has wasted no time in adding his personal touch to the Allianz Arena having already signed midfielder Thiago Alcantara from his former club Barcelona.

However, his latest shake-up actually comes deep within the Champions League winner’s home stadium.

Guardiola has had his own separate changing room fitted to fulfil his requirements pre-kick-off, with the match-day squad set to remain in the current changing room.

The addition of an extra locker room is to allow Guardiola space to discuss tactics with his coaching staff, and to give the team its own space either pre-game or at half-time.

“He wants to have his own space with his coaching staff prior to matches at home," said the club's media director Markus Hörwick.

"It's something he's accustomed to having in Spain and he also wants to give the team time on its own."

Guardiola was allowed this luxury during his time with Barcelona, and if he can repeat his success their during his time in Munich, the German league and club champions will be delighted after appointing the club-less manager earlier this summer.

Guardiola took a year out of work after he left Barcelona at the end of last season, but was lured back into management when Bayern Munich refused to renew Jupp Heynckes contract – despite the 68-year-old claiming an unprecedented hat-trick of trophy wins.

Life in Germany did not get off to the best of starts for the Spaniard, who guided his team to a 4-2 defeat last weekend in the German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern were without the services of new signings Mario Gotze though, who made the switch from North Rhine-Westphalia to Bavaria in the summer for €37m (£32.3m) in a move which has left a sour taste in the mouth of the Dortmund management.

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