Pep Guardiola has finally made his first public appearance as Bayern Munich's manager.

The official presentation of the Catalonian took place at the German city this morning and the 42-year-old expressed his excitement about coaching a great team like Bayern.

"Being here is a gift for me. I chose this club because of its players and its history", admitted Guardiola, who spoke in German during the press conference.

Guardiola goes back to professional football after a sabbatical year, which he spent in New York with his family. And for the last four months, he had focused on studying German.

Prior to this year in United States, Guardiola managed FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012, having been in charge of Barcelona B for a year in 2007.

FC Barcelona was also the club where he debuted in 1990, playing with the Catalonian team until 2001, when he decided to spend his last professional years travelling.

Between 2001 and 2006, Guardiola played in Italy, Qatar and Mexico. He then retired and decided to become a football manager.

He created the tiki-taka style during his years managing Barça, winning every possible title in 2009. This era of Barcelona was known as 'Pep Team'.

"My time with Barcelona was wonderful, but I needed a new challenge, and Bayern has made that possible. I am ready to give the best of me," stated Guardiola during his presentation.

Now he will face the challenge of being in charge of a successful team like Bayern Munich, current winner of the DFB-Pokal, the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League.

 

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