Pep Guardiola apologises for putting Premier League managers under pressure

by Ben Topliss

Pep Guardiola has apologised for putting managers under pressure after announcing his decision to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the campaign.

Guardiola, who will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern, recently confirmed that he has received a number of offers from Premier League clubs.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all said to be interested in his signature.

“It was not my intention to offend anybody,” Guardiola said.

“Normally in my career as a trainer and as a player, I respect my colleagues a lot.”

It looks like City are the frontrunners in the race for Guardiola and it is unlikely that the Spaniard would have announced his decision to leave Bayern without having a new team lined up first.

Even if City are close to signing him, Man United should do all they can to convince him to move to Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has struggled this term and Guardiola has a proven track record of delivering trophies with expansive, attacking football.

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