Chelsea on red alert, by claiming that he’s ready to return to management next season.
The Spaniard left Barca earlier this year after an extremely successful spell at the Nou Camp, claiming that he needed a break from football.
However, with just over half of the current season gone, the 41-year-old has revealed that he wants to return to the dug-out:
“Yes, I would like to come back to coaching. I have been out for a year and it’s what I would like but there is no reason to give any more specific details.” He is quoted by The Mirror.
“I don’t have a team to go to but I would like to go back to coaching. I have taken a decision to return but beyond that no decision has been taken.”
Chelsea would appear to be his most likely Premier League destination, with current boss Rafael Benitez only at the helm on a temporary basis.
Manchester City could also swoop, should the club’s owners lose patience with Roberto Mancini, who is now under added pressure to secure silverware.
City rivals Manchester United may also may a move if Sir Alex Ferguson elects to call time on his career this summer.