Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich boss wants to coach in England

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Courtesy BBC.

Pep Guardiola says he is leaving Bayern Munich to manage in England.

 

The former Barcelona boss recently announced he would not extend his contract in Germany when it expires at the end of this season.

 

Guardiola, 44, has been linked with Premier League clubs Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

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“I want to experience a new city and I want to work in England,” he said. “I have several offers from England but I haven’t signed anything yet.”

 

He added: “I have an opportunity to work in England. I think I’m at the right age and I feel it is the right move for me. That is the reason I have taken this decision.”

 

Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had suggested Guardiola had already decided which club he would be joining next season, but at a news conference on Tuesday, the Spaniard said: “I haven’t decided on a new club yet.”

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Former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, 56, is taking over at the Bundesliga league leaders, with Guardiola describing the Italian as a “perfect choice”.

Why is Guardiola in demand?

 

  • Barcelona’s most successful manager with 13 trophies in four years including three La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies
  • Took a year’s break before joining Munich in 2013, following the club’s Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble under Jupp Heynckes.
  • Won league twice in his two full seasons with Bayern but yet to win the Champions League – they face Italian giants Juventus in the knock-out round next month
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