Found January 23, 2013 on Top-soCCer:
Roman Abramovich had a plan set in place after he relieved Roberto Di Matteo from his duties as Chelsea manager in November of last year. Bring in an experienced manager in the shape of Rafa Benitez on a short term basis, and then welcome Pep Guardiola back from his hiatus from football management, and pay him whatever he demanded, in return for beautiful football and European glory at Stamford Bridge. However, the Russian’s plans were thrown up in the air this week, when Guardiola agreed to take over as manager of Bayern Munich at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.Pep Guardiola was coveted by a number of top European clubs, and had his choice over which club to join. So why did he choose Bayern Munich,  despite recently expressing a desire to manage in England, a country in which he never fulfilled his dream of playing one day? Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated that money was not a factor, insisting that the reasons were ‘rather the focus on the football, positive imag...
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