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Bayern gets Guardiola, but so does Bundesliga

Updated: 2013-01-18 07:45
By Agence France-Presse in Berlin ( China Daily)

Bayern Munich has pulled off a spectacular coup for the German league by recruiting Pep Guardiola as head coach for next season in a glamor move that can only serve to enhance the Bundesliga's rising profile.

Having hinted at future plans to coach in England on Tuesday in London, Guardiola was then announced as Bayern's new coach for the 2013-14 season on Wednesday with current boss Jupp Heynckes, 67, to step down in June.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reported to have offered him a multi-millon pound deal, but Guardiola spent the season so far in his New York apartment, studying at Columbia University and watching the offers pour in.

Bayern gets Guardiola, but so does Bundesliga