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Pep Guardiola in Bayern from the summer for 3 years!

Postby Hektorek » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:42 pm

There were gossips about Manchester City, sometimes even about Real Madrid. But finally Josep Guardiola, former Barcelona's coach who created one of the strongest teams ever, comes to Bayern Munich!

Guardiola had been linked with a number of European football's most prestigious managerial posts but has ended the prolonged and intense speculation over his future by deciding to replace current Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes in the summer.

The 41-year-old has agreed a contract until 2016 at Germany's most famous club, winners of the German title 22 times and the European Cup on four occasions. Heynckes will retire at the end of the season..

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern chief executive, said: "We are delighted that we have managed to get Pep Guardiola whom several big clubs wanted and contacted. He is one of the most successful trainers in the world and we are sure that not only Bayern Munich but the whole of German football will benefit from what he brings.

"As a club and as Jupp Heynckes's friends we have to show understanding for this decision. We have to accept it and we have to respect it.

"During personal talks with Jupp Heynckes we assured each other that we will do anything we can, and now even more, to have a successful second half of the season 2012/13 where we want to get the title to Munich.“

Guardiola stepped down as Barca coach last summer after steering the Catalan club to 14 trophies in only four seasons and has spent the intervening time in New York on sabbatical.

Manchester City and Chelsea were among the clubs strongly linked with Guardiola, and on Wednesday, in a video message for the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations, he said of England: "I hope in the future I could be able to train there."

City were believed to be strong contenders to secure his signature, if they felt the need to part company with Roberto Mancini, having already appointed his former Barcelona colleagues Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain at the Etihad Stadium.

But Bayern have managed to secure a huge coup by convincing Guardiola to move to the Bundesliga in the summer, giving the Catalan the chance to replicate the huge success he enjoyed at Camp Nou.

Promoted from Barcelona's B team in the summer of 2008, Guardiola won the treble in his first season as Barca coach and won an unprecedented six competitions in 2009 alone.

A second Champions League title was secured in 2011 when Manchester United were beaten at Wembley, with Barcelona's stunning, artful performance confirming Guardiola's side's status as one of the great all-time club sides.

Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness said: "We are extremely grateful for Jupp Heynckes's work, and we would be very happy if the team would give this great coach a glorious farewell.

"As an adequate replacement for Jupp Heynckes only Pep Guardiola was of the right calibre."

source: Eurosport

What are your comments and predictions for Bayern's form in next years? Will they dominate the Europe?
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Postby Simply » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:22 pm

I don't know... I know he was able to coach FC Barcelona... but can he coach FC Bayern?!
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Postby Bren10 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:06 pm

This should be a good fit. Good attacking players, decent midfield and a useful academy. Glad hes gone to Bayern and not Chelski or Citeh. Nice to see someone turn down the offers of the billionaires too.
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Postby Boris » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:08 am

I wonder how he'll handle some of the sulks in that squad... Interesting move, I look forward to seeing how he goes.
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Postby Simply » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:48 am

Boris wrote:I wonder how he'll handle some of the sulks in that squad... Interesting move, I look forward to seeing how he goes.


which ones? (except of Arjen Robben)
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Postby Boris » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:13 pm

Simply wrote:
Boris wrote:I wonder how he'll handle some of the sulks in that squad... Interesting move, I look forward to seeing how he goes.


which ones? (except of Arjen Robben)


Robben and Ribery were going to be my main examples
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Postby Hams » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:16 pm

I wonder who Pep Guardiola will make his key signing in the summer?

There are lots of rumours about Luis Suarez coming from Liverpool and one or two players from Barcelona.

Any more comments on if the Spanish coach will be a success or not with Bayern Munich?
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Postby Learning » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:45 am

I hope he doesnt bring players from Barca! Lol!

Bayern should be a good fit for him though. The are well ran, got money, gives the coach freedom, good fans and setup, one of the best clubs and leagues now to be in. I'm looking forward to seeing how he does and I've just liked Bayern even more now :)

Heynckes have done very well I thought, despite losing the title to Dortmund last 2 seasons, this season they will surely win it back. The team can be great to watch now. With Pep is should only get better.

It will be interesting to see how Pep does with another team without the best players like Messi and Xavi. They got top players asl well, but this seasont they are more about good teamwork and combinging well. PEpe should be able to continue that, but how he will change the team and evolve will be interesting, who he will bring in as well.

Good luck to Pep and Bayern~!
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Postby Klaas Bruinsma » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:40 am

This move just shows how he is not a mercenary and how German football has vastly improved through the years.
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Postby Hams » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:32 pm

On Monday Pep Guardiola was presented at the Allianz arena as Bayern Munich's new manager.

Will the treble winners continue their dominance next season?
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