Germany has been struck by Pep fever. Having spent most of the spring eulogising about how Guardiola's choice of the Bundesliga marked the beginning of a new era in German football and then waxing lyrical about his ability to memorise a string of phrases in German on Monday, the German press today are concentrating on his first training session.
Bild - circulation 3.5 million - are live blogging it. That's right, they are live blogging a training session. Highlights so far include:
-17:03 Hermann Gerland is the first out on the turf. He has already been followed out by captain Philipp Lahm and the rest of the players.
-17:09: The players stretch in the centre circle. Guardiola consults his assistants.
-17:16: The classic hot day game: five against two with one touch.
-17:31: Although they are injured, Mario Götze und Holger Badstuber are sitting in the stadium, observing their teammates train.
There are 8,000 people attending this. The adults have paid €5 (to be donated to flood victims) for the privilege. Bayern.de are streaming it live on their website. It has to be said - this is madness.