Pep Guardiola's Bayern move stuns Spain press

Barcelona daily Sport said Guardiola was drawn to Munich by Bayern's sporting qualities and a squad of top players such as Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery and Spaniard Javi Martinez, a former Barca target.

updated: January 17, 2013 17:53 IST
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Madrid: Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola's move to Bayern Munich stunned Spain's partisan sporting press, which marvelled Thursday that he chose the German league over the English.

"Kaiser Guardiola" in top pro-Real Madrid sports daily Marca and "Herr Pep to Bayern" in Mundo Deportivo were among the German puns in headlines prompted by the surprise move.

"Bayern shake up world football with the signing of Guardiola," wrote Marca in its lead story on the Real's former Spanish league nemesis.

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