Pep Guardiola Says He Is Ready For A Premier League Job

Pep Guardiola has revealed he did not extend his contract at Bayern Munich because he wants to manage in the Premier League.

Guardiola was speaking at his first press conference since announcing he will leave the Bundesliga champions at the end of the season.

He said: “I haven’t decided on a new club yet. I want to experience a new city and I want to work in England. That is the reason I have taken this decision.

“I have some offers from England, but I’ve not signed anything yet. If I were 60, 65-years-old, I’d stick with Bayern, but I think I’m too young. I need a new challenge.

“My career is a long way from over and when I have a new club it will be the club that makes the announcement. At the moment I cannot say anything else because nothing is fixed.”

Guardiola has said he is ready for 'a new challenge' in the Premier League

Guardiola’s departure at the end of his third season in Bavaria – and his replacement Carlo Ancelotti – were announced by the club on December 20.

The 44-year-old has since been linked with Chelsea after Jose Mourinho was sacked, and also with Manchester City and Manchester United.

Guardiola took over from Jupp Heynckes in the summer of 2013 on a three-year contract and has won back-to-back Bundesliga titles, as well as the DFB-Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

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