Bayern Munich confirm Guardiola appointment

Pep Guardiola, one of highest-rated managers that football has to offer, will become the boss of Bayern Munich in the summer after agreeing a three-year contract at the Allianz Arena.

Jupp Heynckes, the current Bayern boss, will retire at the end of the campaign and Bayern have managed to secure the services of the former Barcelona man.

It is a new challenge for Guardiola, who is currently on a sabbatical from the game after leaving Barcelona at the end of the last campaign. He will now try and conquer Germany, as he did Spain and try to win the Champions League for a third time as a manager.

When the German giants were looking for a man to replace Heynckes, it seems they only had one person in their minds and they have secured his services until 2016.

Bayern’s Chief Executive said: “We are very pleased that we have managed to convince the football expert Pep Guardiola, who was coveted and contacted by many top clubs, to come to Bayern Munich.

“He is one of the most successful coaches in the world and we are sure that he can make not just Bayern, but all of German football shine.”

It is likely that the Spaniard will join the club after a successful season as well as they are nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, so are on course to claim another league title.

Also, they are in the knockout stages of the Champions League, so he may even become boss of the European Champions.

There was probably an offer from him to come to the Premier League was probably as well, most likely from Chelsea, but it seems as though Guardila wants to steer clear of England for the moment and manage in the Bundesliga, which is growing a reputation for being one of the best leagues in the world.

Will he come to the English top flight in his career? Yes, probably, as he is only 41-years-old, so could still have at least 20 years left in him as a manager.

For now though, his attention will turn to Germany and even though he is on this sabbatical, you can be sure that the he is devising a plan as to how he can make this club dominate Europe – just as Barcelona did.

It will be great to see Pep Guardiola back in football and Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund games might have just got a little bit more interesting as the man from Spain goes up against Jurgen Klopp, another highly-rated, young manager.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.