Felix Magath will join Bayern Munich in 2005 the club have confirmed, although they were unable to reveal the identity of the person to replace Ottmar Hitzfeld next season.

Bayern ended weeks of speculation yesterday when they announced Hitzfeld would leave at the end of the current season.

In a statement on its website, Bayern said it was still undecided who would coach the team next season.

“We’ll talk about how things will go from July 1 after the last game of the season,” commercial manager Uli Hoeness said.

Magath’s conwill stract with Stuttgart expires on June 30, 2005.

Meanwhile, Hitzfeld said he had not decided what to do confirmed that he would not coach another club next season.

“I’m going to switch off and regenerate and I just have to work through everything first,” he said.