Pep Guardiola says he is looking forward to the challenge of coaching Bayern Munich after his "wonderful" time at Barcelona.
Speaking in German for his first news conference as coach of the German and European champions, Guardiola says he decided to join Bayern because of the club's players, management and history.
The 42-year-old Guardiola says "my time in Barcelona was wonderful but I needed a new challenge and Bayern Munich have provided that opportunity. So I'm ready, for this reason, to do my best." (Also read: Guardiola ready to step into Bayern spotlight)
Guardiola steered Barcelona to 14 titles over four seasons when the Spanish club was widely considered the best in the world, and the 42-year-old coach is expected to build on Bayern's unprecedented success last year to establish the club as football's new leading side.