Bayern Munich have won the race to sign up Pep Guardiola in a move which raised fresh questions over who will manage Chelsea next season.

Guardiola will move to Germany in the summer and has signed a three-year contract, with Bayern's impressive appointment quashing the prospect of the former Barcelona boss moving to the Barclays Premier League in the near future.

Chelsea have been repeatedly linked with the man Blues owner Roman Abramovich is reputed to admire greatly. Reports have claimed he was offered a lucrative contract to take over when interim manager Rafael Benitez's stint finishes at the end of the season, and it has been confirmed that Guardiola turned down more money from elsewhere.

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