Bayern should go for Mourinho or Ancelotti, says Matthaus

The ex-Germany international believes only a few coaches have what it takes to replace Pep Guardiola if he were to leave in 2016

Lothar Matthaus has advised Bayern Munich to go for either Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho or Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti if current head coach Pep Guardiola decides to leave the club in 2016.

The Spanish coach’s existing contract is due to expire at the end of the 2015-16 campaign and he is in no rush to open talks over a renewal.

Matthaus has therefore urged Bayern to start looking at potential successors and sees only a few coaches who could be right for the job.

“Just like Jupp Heynckes and Louis van Gaal before him, Pep Guardiola is an alpha male as well,” Matthaus told Sport Bild.

“They are all coaches who had been successful abroad. There is no coach like them available in the Bundesliga.

“There are only two coaches abroad who fit Bayern’s profile: Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti. These two should be right at the top of Bayern’s shortlist if they are available in the summer of 2016.

“Joachim Low could also be a good candidate if he leaves the Germany job after Euro 2016.”