Also joining him as an Ambassador is Manel Estiarte, the greatest water polo player in the history of the sport, who is Pep’s assistant at Bayern.
Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, said: “It is an honour to welcome two such giants of sport to Laureus. Pep is one of the most celebrated young coaches in any sport today and Manel is quite simply one of the greatest Olympians.”
Pep became manager of FC Barcelona in 2008 and spent four glitteringly successful years at the Camp Nou, winning the UEFA Champions League twice, La Liga three times, the Copa del Rey twice and the FIFA Club World Cup twice.
He was named FIFA World Coach of the Year in January 2012 and took over as manager of Bayern Munich at the start of the 2013/14 season.
Laureus Academy Member Franz Beckenbauer, himself honorary President of Bayern Munich, said: “I would like to give Pep a warm welcome to Laureus. He is a great sportsman and he fits in perfectly with the Laureus Family.”