Pep Guardiola appointed coach at Bayern Munich starting next season

Richard Middleton
January 16, 2013
Pep Guardiola appointed coach at Bayern Munich starting next season

Pep Guardiola will take over from Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich coach, starting in the 2013-14 season.

The 41-year-old former Barca boss left Camp Nou in 2012 having won 14 trophies with the Liga side during his four seasons in charge and has signed a deal with the Bundesliga club until 2016.

Guardiola had been linked with a host of top-flight clubs across Europe, but Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement he was delighted to have captured the Spaniard.

"We are very pleased that we have succeeded [in appointing] the football expert Pep Guardiola, who was courted by many famous clubs and contacts," said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

"Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in the world and we are sure that he can [help] not just Bayern, but German football, shine."

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