Pep Guardiola has revealed that he’s elected to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season as he has his heart set on managing in England.
The Spanish tactician is set to vacate his position with the German giants after three seasons once his contract expires this summer, despite concerted efforts from Allianz Arena chiefs to keep him.
Naturally, a manager of Guardiola’s quality is not short of admirers, with reports having claimed that both Manchester City and Chelsea, among others, are keen to offer him an immediate route back into top-level football.
And the 44-year-old has responded by claiming that a move to the Premier League is his goal:
“I want to experience a new city and I want to work in England,” he is quoted by BBC Sport. “I have several offers from England but I haven’t signed anything yet.
“I have an opportunity to work in England. I think I’m at the right age and I feel it is the right move for me. That is the reason I have taken this decision.”
Guardiola is largely credited as being the manager who build the successful Barcelona side of the late 2000s/early 2010s, during which time he won three La Liga titles and the Champions League twice.
He left the Catalans in 2012 and took a year-long hiatus before taking over at Bayern in 2013. He has since won the Bundesliga twice.