Pep Guardiola will not be extending his contract with Bayern Munich and has confirmed that he will leave in the summer. The club has already named Carlo Ancelotti as Guardiola’s successor.
The German champions are steamrolling through the Bundesliga and looks to be set for another league title. Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed Guardiola’s departure on Sunday.
“We are grateful to Pep Guardiola for everything he has given our club since 2013,” Rummigge said in a statement. “I am convinced that Pep and our team will now work even more intensively towards achieving our major sporting goals – especially as it is now confirmed that Pep is to leave FC Bayern.”
“Carlo Ancelotti has enjoyed success everywhere as a coach and has won the Champions League three times,” continued Rummenigge. “Carlo is a calm, balanced expert, who knows how to deal with stars and favours a multifaceted style of play – we were looking for this, and we have found it. We are looking forward to working with him.”
The speculation has now started where Guardiola will end up after he sees out the remainder of his contract. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand recently went out and said that he considered Guardiola to be one of the best managers in the world and that he believed that United had to go after Guardiola if he became available. Manchester City and Chelsea are also said the be interested in the 44-year-old Spaniard.