Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola believes that he could one day be in charge of Manchester United, Telegraph reports.
After his successful period in charge of Barcelona, the Spanish coach was targeted by several of European football’s elite sides, which included the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and AC Milan.
However Guardiola chose to manage then European Champions Bayern Munich, and then proceeded to win the Bundesliga in his first season.
But during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last games with United, the former Barca midfielder was heavily linked to take over the legendary Scot.
His decision to stay with Bayern paved the way for David Moyes, but Moyes’ disastrous first season saw the ex-Everton manager axed and replaced by Louis van Gaal.
However in his new book titled Pep Confidential, Guardiola stated that he could see himself taking over at Old Trafford.
A statement in the book read: “Pep liked the set-up at Säbener Strasse [Bayern’s training complex], despite the fact that it was smaller than Barça’s training ground and had fewer technical facilities.
“The Catalan was impressed and told Manel Estiarte [his personal assistant] privately: “I like this place. I could see myself coaching here one day. Pep had said something very similar a few months before, at Manchester United.
“The day after beating Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, Guardiola and Estiarte travelled to Manchester to watch their next opponent in action.
“It was May 4, 2011, and the pair sat together in the stands of Old Trafford watching Sir Alex Ferguson’s team beat Schalke 4-1. Once again Pep had turned to his friend and said: ‘I like this atmosphere. I could see myself coaching here one day.’”