Ancelotti to replace Guardiola as Bayern Munich manager
Monday, December 21, 2015
Munich-based football club Bayern Munich yesterday announced their current manager Pep Guardiola would remain only to this season's end. Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would replace the Spaniard next season.
Bayern under Guardiola won back-to-back Bundesliga titles and one German Cup since summer of 2013. Ancelotti, winner of three UEFA Champions Leagues — two for A.C. Milan, one for Real Madrid — would sign for three years with the German Champions. Besides the Champions Leagues, he also won the with Chelsea F.C.
|It's an honour for me to be part of this great club next season, FC Bayern Munich.|
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the club's Chief Executive, praised Guardiola's contributions to Bayern after confirming the news. 56-year-old Ancelotti said "It's an honour for me to be part of this great club next season, FC Bayern Munich. When I knew of the club's interest I didn't want to consider any other offer. I honestly wish FC Bayern Munich and my friend Pep Guardiola the best for the current season." He also thanked the Club via tweet yesterday evening, "Thanks ! @FCBayernEN #MiaSanMia".
- "Pep Guardiola to leave Bayern Munich at end of the season" — , December 20, 2015
- Marcus Christenson. "Pep Guardiola’s departure at end of season confirmed by Bayern Munich" — , December 20, 2015
- Michael Kelleher. "Bayern Munich confirm Carlo Ancelotti will replace Pep Guardiola" — , December 20, 2015
- Press release. "Guardiola not extending stay - Ancelotti named new FCB coach" — , December 20, 2015