Bayern Munich have confirmed reports that their former striker Gerd Muller, who was Germany's all-time leading goalscorer until Miroslav Klose broke his record at the 2014 World Cup, has Alzheimer's.
Bayern published a statement on their website confirming that Muller, who turns 70 on Nov. 3, is receiving treatment for the illness and that no official celebrations will therefore be held.
The statement read: "For a long time Gerd Muller has unfortunately been very ill, he suffers from Alzheimer's...
Bayern Munich's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has urged Pep Guardiola not to keep the club waiting on a decision over his future.
Guardiola's current contract expires next summer and the Bavarian club's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said at the weekend that he still expects to have an answer from him by the end of the year.
Beckenbauer feels that a decision would be best arriving sooner rather than later, allowing both the coach and the club to make plans for the coming years.
"I think he...