Thursday, 17th January, 2013

Arjen Robben believes that Bayern Munich’s choice of Pep Guardiola to succeed Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season is an "interesting" one and may well be a good fit.

It was announced by the Bavarians yesterday that Guardiola has signed a three-year deal to take over at the Allianz Arena in the summer.

The news came as something of a surprise, given that Guardiola had expressed a desire to manage in England and had been linked with several of the Premier League’s biggest sides.

And Robben admits that when he heard the news of the Spaniard’s potential arrival on the radio, he was not sure it was true even then.


Now though he has had time to digest the fact Guardiola is coming, and he sees it as a positive.

"I heard his name on Tuesday on the radio, while I was at the club having a massage", the winger told Dutch daily the Algemeen Dagblad.

"But you do not know as a player whether or not it is true. You think, it could be a stunt, because he could go anywhere.

"I think it is a very interesting choice and I think at first glance Guardiola may fit well at Bayern.

"He is an adventurous and attacking coach, who fits at a club that shows guts."

Before Guardiola arrives, Bayern Munich will try to have a successful final season under Heynckes. The Bavarians are looking good in the Bundesliga, while they are also safely in the Champions League Round of 16, where Arsenal await.

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