Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted that Pep Guardiola would make an ideal coach for the club in the future, but only on the condition he learns to speak German prior to taking up the role.
The former midfielder is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season to take a one-year sabbatical away from football, but his next destination has been subjected to much speculation.
When quizzed on the prospect of Guardiola ever taking charge of Bayern, Hoeness replied at a press conference: "He would have to learn German first, but if it was not for the language barrier, I would say that Guardiola would be certainly one for us."
Hoeness then spoke about Bayern's financial position, and claimed the good times will only continue to roll at the Allianz Arena, with the club on course to break their record turnover of €350.2 million in 2010.
"[We are on track to] crack the €350-million record. We should then be left over with between €10-20m net income," continued Hoeness.
"We will have paid off the Allianz Arena by 2020, and then we can pride ourselves as the richest club in the world.
"We have a stadium that is almost half a billion euros worth in value, one of the most valuable playing squads around and a packed fixed deposit account."