Since the day he left Spain Pep Guardiola has been linked with most of the worlds greatest teams. As time went on many were thinking he was a top target for both Chelsea and Manchester City in this upcoming summer, however everybody was shocked to learn Pep will in fact take over the managerial position at Bayern Munich.
Jupp Heynckes had recently informed Bayern he would be retiring this summer and the club swept to secure the services of the highly-regarded Pep Guardiola. Pep has signed up to be the Bayern manager for 3 years starting in the summer of 2013 and this has led to speculation that it might coincide with Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United retirement date, meaning he could get his wish of managing an elite English club too.
Pep decided to take a Season-long break from May 2012 and left Barcelona without their managerial hero. During his time in Spain he won 14 trophies including two Champions Leagues titles. Pep is known for the grooming of many of Barcelona's finest talents and is seen as one of the greatest managers of all-time.
Can Pep make Bayern as good as Barca?
Bayern had looked set for a successful season anyway and this may prove the spark they need for extra motivation. With players like Robben, Ribery and Muller Bayern Munich are always a front, but with the coaching of Pep can they achieve greatness? Although he will be blessed with world-class talent one can wonder whether he will be able to cope without the services of Messi and Xavi.