Bayern München manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is planning to ply his trade in England’s top flight when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
The 44-year-old former Barcelona coach sent shockwaves through European football recently when he revealed that he would not be extending his stay at the Allianz Arena beyond the end of the 2015/16 season.
Carlo Ancelotti was confirmed as the Spaniard’s replacement, and at the time Guardiola declined to comment on his plans beyond this season.
He has finally broken his silence this week, stating his intention to manage in the Premier League. However, it is not yet clear where he will end up, with several clubs said to be interested in acquiring his services, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
“I want to experience a new city and I want to work in England,” he told reporters. “I have several offers from England but I haven’t signed anything yet.
“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.”
When asked if he had made a decision over who he would join, he added: “I haven’t decided on a new club yet.”