Bayern Munich chief has confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti will become their new coach at the end of the 2015-16 season, after Pep Guardiola decided not to renew his contract with the Bundesliga champions.
It was expected that the Spaniard would announce his departure for the club this weekend, and the Bayern chairman has now confirmed the much speculated news that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss and two-time Champions League winner would take over at the Allianz Arena.
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also stated that he is grateful for what Pep Guardiola has done for the club in his tenure that includes back-to-back league titles wins, and hopes they can round off the current season with more accolades.
“We are grateful to Pep Guardiola for these years, and we hope that we will finish this season with many trophies,” said Rummenigge.
Many news outlets are reporting Guardiola’s next destination could be England, as the Daily Star reports that Man City, Man United and Chelsea will go to war for the signature of one of football’s most successful managers.
German TV station ZDF, however, has claimed his future lies with Manchester City.
Bayern Munich chief had praise for the new man coming in, and said he was anticipating a great relationship with Ancelotti, a coach with a proven track record.
“Carlo Ancelotti is a successful coach. We look forward to working with him,” said the Bayern CEO.