Bayern Munich chief expects Pep Guardiola extension

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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he is confident that boss Pep Guardiola will not be tempted away from the club in the summer.

The Spaniard arrived in Bavaria in 2013 and has won the Bundesliga in both of his seasons in charge but questions remain over his future with his current contract set to expire in the summer.

English giants Manchester City are believed to be monitoring his situation and the boss himself has kept coy on his future.

Guardiola previously led Barcelona to three La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns but struggled during his fourth season in charge at the Nou Camp and could look for a fresh challenge in a bid to avoid a similar outcome.

Another factor could be the lack of competition in Germany, with Bayern already seven points clear in the table.

Their next fixture comes on Tuesday in the Champions League against Arsenal and they are currently 1.91 to win at the Emirates, with the draw priced at 3.75 and the Gunners 4.00.

Despite the 44-year-old still to make an announcement on his future, Rummenigge has revealed he expects talks to be held before the New Year and is confident the club will not need to search for a new head coach.

“There are many pro-Bayern arguments on the table, but probably there are other good-looking brides [elsewhere] as well,” he is quoted as saying by Sky Deutschland. “We are quite optimistic that at the end of the day he’ll stay in Munich.

“We’ve got a season to play, and like I’ve said, I am optimistic that our coach on July 1, 2016 will be called Pep Guardiola. I don’t think finances will play a role.”

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