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Guardiola confirmed as Bayern manager

Bayern Munich have confirmed that former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will take over as their manager at the end of the season. The 41-year-old has signed a three-year contract to June 2016.

Guardiola will replace current boss Jupp Heynckes, who will retire at the end of the season, reports BBC Sport.

He has been on a season-long sabbatical since leaving the Nou Camp in May 2012. after winning 14 trophies - including two Champions League titles.

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in the world and we are sure that he can make not just Bayern, but all of German football shine."

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