Bundesliga - Guardiola: I'll stay at Bayern until Hoeness is released

Pep Guardiola says he hopes to still be in charge of Bayern Munich when former president Uli Hoeness is released from prison.

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Bundesliga - Guardiola: I'll stay at Bayern until Hoeness is released
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Pep Guardiola und Uli Hoeneß

Hoeness was handed a three-and-a-half year jail sentence for tax evasion last week and stepped down as Bayern Munich president after declining to appeal the verdict.

Despite winning the treble last season, Bayern have looked even better under Guardiola this campaign and the side extended their unbeaten league run to 50 matches and stretched their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to 23 points with a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend.

Former Barcelona coach Guardiola now says he hopes to continue the good work until his 'friend' returns to the club.

"I'll continue until Hoeness comes back," he told Mundo Deportivo.

"I want to do my best for the club. I want to continue working here for two or thee years. My dream is to be here when he returns.

"Without Hoeness all this would not have been possible."

Guardiola has a contract with the Bavarians that runs until 2016.

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