Germany legend urges Guardiola to snub Premier League big-spenders

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Germany legend Oliver Khan has urged Pep Guardiola to snub Chelsea and Manchester City to take over at Bayern Munich next season.

A former captain of the German national team and the Bundesliga giants, Khan used his column in newspaper Bild to say he believes Guardiola and Bavaria would be a good match.

Although he does concede it would take quite a proposal to lure the former Barcelona boss away from the Etihad Stadium or Stamford Bridge, as both Premier League clubs have financial clout Bayern could probably not match.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly desperate to convince Guardiola, whom won 14 titles in four years at Camp Nou, to take the managerial post at Chelsea.

However, he has also been mentioned as a possible successor to Roberto Mancini at Manchester City, should the Italian leave the managerial post at the Premier League champions for some reason.

Khan believes Guardiola would be a huge success at the Allianz Arena, but feels they would need to overhaul their internal structures in order to get the best out of him.

The former goalkeeper even went so far as to suggest a short-term partnership between current boss Jupp Heynckes and Guardiola in a bid to smooth a transition.

Khan’s reasoning was the abortive tenure of Jurgen Klinsmann at Bayern; the former world-class striker’s attempts to change the way things worked at the club were met with much resistance from internal factions and helped to make his time there unsuccessful.

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