BREAKING NEWS: Pep's back! Guardiola snub for Chelsea as Barca legend agrees three-year deal with Bayern Munich
15:58 GMT, 16 January 2013
16:16 GMT, 16 January 2013
Pep Guardiola has snubbed a move to the Premier League and joined German giants Bayern Munich on a three-year deal.
Guardiola has been linked with Manchester rivals United and City as well as European champions Chelsea since taking a break from the game at the end of last season.
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The Spaniard has been spending most of his time in New York since calling time on a trophy-laden spell with Barcelona but will move to Munich to replace Jupp Heynckes, who is set to retire in the summer.
Guardiola was the most wanted coach in the business after creating arguably the best club side in the world in Catalonia.
He came through the ranks at the Nou Camp and served Barca as a player between 1990 and 2001.
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Guardiola, who celebrates his 42nd
birthday on Friday, represented Spain 47 times and had brief spells with
Brescia, Roma, Al-Ahli and Dorados.
He took charge of his boyhood club in
2008 and won the Champions League twice, the Primera Division three
times, two Spanish Cups, three Spanish Super Cups, two UEFA Super Cups
and two Club World Cups.