Sporting rivals rarely congratulate one another when a team makes a big signing. Yet that’s what happened yesterday when Bayern Munich announced it hired Pep Guardiola as coach from next season.
Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola signed a three-year contract to take over at Bayern Munich, the record 22-time German champion soccer club said.
Pep Guardiola, the most successful Barcelona coach ever, will quit the Spanish soccer club after losses in the last week ended its chance to defend its league and European titles.
Gheorghe Hagi will succeed Frank Rijkaard as coach of Turkish soccer team Galatasaray, the club said on its website.
The Netherlands team is trying to give the nation its first global title with a cruder approach than the “total football” style that lost it two soccer World Cup finals in the 1970s.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
South Korea, Lebanon, Oman and Qatar completed the lineup in the final group stage of Asian qualifying for the 2014 soccer World Cup.
Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish soccer champion until the end of next season, the club said.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will step down when his contract expires at the end of the season, Skys Sports News reported on its website.
Turkey’s Galatasaray soccer club sacked head coach Gheorgie Hagi, cutting short his 18-month contract after the team lost 13 of its 26 matches so far this season.