Carlo Ancelotti to replace Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich at end of season

Pep Guardiola is to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season and will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, the German champions have confirmed.
The 44-year-old, who has been persistently linked with Manchester City,Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, has won two league titles and the German Cup since joining Bayern in 2013.
Former Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid manager Ancelotti will replace Guardiola at the end of the current campaign.
Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild: “We are thankful to Guardiola for all he gave our club and hope to celebrate more success in the current season.
“With Ancelotti we have another very successful coach coming to Bayern. We are looking forward to working together.”
“Carlo has enjoyed success everywhere as a coach and has won the Champions League three times,” continued Rummenigge.
“He 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.”
The news had been expected, but Bayern confirmed further details including the length of Ancelotti’s contract, which will run until 2019.
The Italian tweeted his reaction to the news, saying it is “an honour to become part of this great club” and that when he knew of Bayern’s interest he “didn’t want to consider any other offer.”

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