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Bayern appoint Guardiola to replace Heynckes from July

posted 16 Jan 2013, 12:35 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 16 Jan 2013, 12:35 ]

Bayern Munich appoint former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to replace Jupp Heynckes from July.

 MUNICHGERMANY (JANUARY 16, 2013) (REUTERS) -  Bayern Munich on Wednesday (January 16) appointed former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to replace Jupp Heynckes from next season, the Bundesliga club said.

Fans reacted with delight to the news that the 41 year-old will take over from Heynckes in July.

"I am over the moon, it is very promising. I think it is THE news and could not have been better. I am thrilled," fan Bernhard Hoppe said, "Guardiola isn't starting from scratch, I think there is a lot here that he can follow up on. He has fantastic players here and I think that for players like Schweinsteiger (Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger) it will be a real incentive to give it their all and show what they can do under Guardiola. It will give him a new energy. The whole world is looking at Bayern. Guardiola is seen as the super bright light football and the fact that he has come to Bayern will be a special challenge for everyone," he added.

Guardiola has agreed a contract until the end of June 2016, Bayern said in a statement on their website.