Perfekt!PEP GUARDIOLA (41) ab Juli bis 2016 neuer Trainer des FC Bayern! /Heynckes beendet zum Saisonende seine Karriere. ^M.Hörwick
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) January 16, 2013
Bayern Munich confirm Pep Guardiola will take over as their new manager from next season until 2016
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) January 16, 2013
Well, this will change some of the narrative about Pep’s future at Chelsea and/or Manchester United DUH DUH DUH. The open question over Pep was his ability to adapt to a club with well-payed professionals from different backgrounds, playing styles, and philosophies. Bayern in many ways provides the best of both worlds. Bayern has a core of Bayern youth academy products like Toni Kroos, Philip Lahm, Holger Badstuber and Thomas Mueller, coupled with some international stars like Javi Martinez and Franck Ribery.
Moreover, Bayern are likely to finish this season as Bundesliga champions. The club were Champions League finalists. Pep is not walking into a warzone or a project, but rather a complete product in need of steering. He avoids the ridiculous pressure of England, along with its rabid tabloid culture.
While it bothers me Guillem Balague was right on this one, it’s a great move for all involved…