Pep Guardiola has suggested he could take a break from football until the right job comes up in the Premier League.
Guardiola recently announced his intention to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the campaign, to be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with moves for Guardiola but Manchester City are said to be the front-runners for his signature and there were rumours that current boss Manuel Pellegrini will be sacked at the end of the season to make room for him. However, Guardiola insisted that nothing is agreed with any club.
“When I sign a contract I will announce it immediately,” Guardiola said.
“Maybe it will be two years until I coach a team in England. I am very happy about my experience in Munich. I am working until my last second here. After that I will go home and wait to see if it is possible to move to England or not. If it is not, then I won’t.”
On the one hand, Guardiola’s comments could give hope to Man United if they decide to pursue him.
On the other, it is unlikely that the Spaniard would have announced his intention to leave Bayern without having a new club lined up first. A cynic would suggest that his comments were only made in order to relieve some of the pressure of Pellegrini and to give him more respect.