Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway isn't surprised Pep Guardiola chose Bayern Munich over Chelsea.

Holloway wrote in the People: "I've got to confess, I had more than a twinge of ­disappointment when it was announced that the man who revolutionised football at Barcelona had agreed to become Bayern Munich's coach.

"I was desperate to see him work his magic in the ­Premier League. But it is clear that he ­wanted to join a club that gave him the same kind of security and stability that he had at the Nou Camp.

"Bayern have a host of great former players working in key administrative positions at the club. They strive to ensure that all the best traditions of ­Bayern are adhered to.

"The way they are run is in total contrast to Chelsea, who are beholden solely to the whims of the man who signs the cheques."