German giant Bayern Munich is discussing a deal by which former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiolawill take over when Coach Jupp Heynckes' contract in 2013, mass circulation Bild reported on Tuesday.
The tabloid said Bayern's director of football Christian Nerlinger held talks in May with Guardiola's brother Pere, who is also his advisor, on the sidelines of the Spanish Cup final.
Guardiola, 41, delivered three Spanish league trophies, two Champions Leagues, two FIFA World Club Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, three Spanish Super Cups and two Spanish Cup victories in four years as coach at the Nou Camp.
"Guardiola wants to take a year out to recharge his batteries and study. It's perfect timing ... he can then learn German at his leisure," said the paper, usually well informed on comings and goings at Bayern.