Pep Guardiola, new coach of Bayern Munich until 2016
The official Twitter of Bayern Munich has just announced the signing of Pep Guardiola for the Munich club. The signing would be until June 2016. The news comes after the meeting held by the leadership of the Bavarian team this Wednesday morning, advanced by the German newspaper Bild and the Italian newspaper 'La Gazzetta'. Despite the fact that the Bavarian club itself assured that the rumors that placed Pep in the club were “nonsense, a baseless rumor”, Guardiola's option has been chosen to replace Jupp Heynckes next season. The non-renewal of the current coach and the interest of several English clubs in hiring him have accelerated his hiring by the German giant.
The Spanish coach signed a three-year contract until 2016 as successor to the current coach, Jupp Heynckes, whose contract ends at the end of the season. “Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in the world. We are sure that he will bring a lot of shine not only to Bayern, but also to all German football”, said the president of the board of directors of the Bavarian club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Despite the good performance of the team, comfortable leader in the German football league, Heynckes had already made it clear that he did not want to extend his contract.
This very morning, the vast majority of the English media were licking their lips at the possibility, that they took for granted, of a duel in the Premier against José Mourinho. Guardiola's words about English football, that fascinated him, that's what they foretold. A smoke screen.
“Pep Guardiola will be 99% the coach of Bayern Munich in the 2013-14 season”, adelantaba 'La Gazetta dello Sport’ hours before the signing announcement. “The club wants to add to the solidity of its game the brilliance and tactical wisdom that Guardiola can guarantee”, explained the medium, who added that Pep would have opted for the “organization and seriousness of Bayern Munich” to continue your career after the gap year.
The news puts an end to months of rumors - always denied by Bayern- on the arrival of Guardiola. The coach was free since his successful time at Barcelona ended in June., with whom he won 14 titles of 2008 a 2012.