It was a surprise, but it made sense. That was my reaction to Pep Guardiola's decision to sign for Bayern Munich.
After months of speculation, which linked him with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, the 42-year-old Spanish manager decided to turn his back on the bright lights of the English Premier League, opting instead to ply his trade in the burgeoning German Bundesliga.
It looked for all money that Guardiola was heading to Manchester City. The English champions had recently hired two of his former colleagues at Barcelona, Ferran Soriano and Txiki Beguiristain, and Guardiola seemed next in line.
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