Bavarian side talk to Guardiola’s agent about possibility of taking over at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich aim to beat Chelsea to former Barcelona coach Guardiola
Bayern Munich have jumped ahead of Chelsea in the race to appoint Pep Guardiola.
Bayern general manager Christian Nerlinger has held talks with the former Barcelona coach’s agent, according to reports in Germany.
Guardiola, aged 41, has taken a 12-month sabbatical from football after guiding Barca to 13 tiles in four years including three La Liga titles and two Champions League triumphs.
The Bundesliga club’s president Uli Hoeness stated last month that he would love to appoint Guardiola should the opportunity arise.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Given that veteran boss Jupp Heynckes has just a year to run on his current deal in what is his third spell in charge of the Bavarian side there is a very possibility that Bayern Munich would look into alternative managerial options, not least because the Bundesliga side choked last term failing in their pursuit of the domestic title and losing in both the German Cup and Champions League finals.
Pep Guardiola would of course be Hoeness’s dream candidate to take over the reins at the Allianz Arena and perhaps it’s not impossible to consider such a deal a possibility.
The former Barcelona boss has initially claimed he wanted a lengthy break from the game following his decision to quit his Nou Camp post but recent quotes on the subject appeared to suggest that his time away from football management may be for months and not years.
Guardiola was strongly linked with the Chelsea post before that went to Roberto Di Matteo, perhaps the hugely successful Catalan would be tempted by the chance to manage Bayern Munich?