Pep Guardiola has spoken out about the speculation that he would manage one of the Premier League’s top clubs this season, apologising for fueling these rumours whilst conceding that it would be another two years before he makes the move to England.
Guardiola had frequently spoken out about his desire to coach an English team, and with Chelsea on the lookout for a new coach and Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal frequently underperforming in his position with the club, it was suggested that he could take over management duties at either one of those top-flight clubs. However, now the Bayern Munich boss has suggested that it will take a while for him to move away from his current club.
Speaking in a press conference, Guardiola brought an end to the speculation that he was set to make a move to the Premier League either before or at the beginning of the 2016/17 season, saying: “When I sign a contract I will announce it immediately. Maybe it will be two years until I will 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’s not, then I won’t.”
Guardiola had also strongly been linked to a move to Manchester City, given his close relationship with the club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain. However, it seems that Guardiola is content (for now) with his position at Bayern, and that English fans may have to wait a little while longer to see the Spaniard switch to the Premier League.