'Why would Guardiola work for a Russian oligarch that tells him what to do?' – Breitner

In an apparent dig at Chelsea, the Germany legend is adamant that the former Barcelona manager has made the right choice in rejecting England for the Bundesliga giants

Germany legend Paul Breitner has hailed Pep Guardiola’s decision join Bayern Munich and snub the Premier League and “a Russian oligarch that would tell him what to do”.

As exclusively revealed by Goal.com back in December, the former Barcelona boss’ preference in England would have been Arsenal but after speculation linking him with both Manchester City and Chelsea, Guardiola opted for the Bundesliga and Bayern Munch.

The Spanish coach agreed a deal to replace Jupp Heynckes at the end of the current campaign and former Bayern star Breitner pulled no punches in claiming Guardiola made the right choice in rejecting advances from England’s top flight.

“Where would a coach like Guardiola go after Barcelona? He could’ve gone to Paris Saint-Germain, to Milan, to Inter, to the Premier League,” Breitner was quoted as saying on ESPN show ‘Bola da Vez’.

“But why would he want to go to a club where a Russian oligarch would tell him what to do? Or where he’d have a rich Qatari family in the power? He chose the only serious club. He chose the right club. He chose Bayern.”

Guardiola won three La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies, amongst many other triumphs and accolades, during his time in charge at Camp Nou and Breitner believes the Bundesliga outfit have landed one of the best managers in the world.

“It was very easy for us to decide to go for Guardiola,” he added. “He’s amongst the two or three best coaches in the world.

“We thought, before we try anyone else, we should try the best first. The worst that could happen is that he might’ve said no. But since the beginning he showed a lot of interest in our approach and at Bayern Munich. He was excited.”

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