Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that he has had offers from England as he plots his next move in management in the summer.
The Spaniard was speaking at his first press conference since making the announcement that he would be leaving the German giants, with Carlo Ancelotti already confirmed as his successor.
However, Guardiola addressed various questions about his future in particular, and revealed that he harbours ambitions of moving to England for his next project.
“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,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“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 will have spent three seasons with the Bundesliga giants, and while he is expected to deliver a third consecutive league title, it remains to be seen whether or not he can inspire them to a triumph in the Champions League this time round.
Nevertheless, the 44-year-old has been linked with the Chelsea job after Jose Mourinho was sacked last month, with Guus Hiddink being appointed on an interim basis until the end of the campaign.
Meanwhile, there has also been speculation regarding a possible move to Manchester, with either City or United, as both Manuel Pellegrini and Louis van Gaal continue to face questions about their respective futures at their current clubs.