Pep Guardiola has revealed that he’s received concrete offers from Premier League teams and wants to move to England in the summer.
Carlo Ancelotti has already been confirmed as Guardiola’s replacement at Bayern Munich and multiple clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked with Guardiola.
At this stage, Pep hasn’t made up his mind over what club he wants to join but makes it clear that he’ll be moving to the Premier League.
“I need a new challenge and want to use that chance to be a manager in England,” Guardiola said.
“I want to experience the atmosphere in England and look forward to [working at] the stadiums there. I am 44 and it is the right time to go there. There are offers but I haven’t signed for anyone yet. When I have a new club I will let everyone know.
“The atmosphere in the Bayern squad is super and I will do everything I can to keep it that way. I will give my absolute best until the end.”
With Louis van Gaal‘s future far from secure after a dour season so far at Man United, surely the club are pursuing Pep. At this stage, City are considered favourites to sign him but he has confirmed there are ‘offers’ on the table, indicating there is more than one, so he’ll be a wanted man come the summer.
Surely United cannot ignore Guardiola being available and continue blindly with van Gaal because his contract ends next summer so he would need to be replaced anyway.