Spaniard not interested in Old Trafford post.
Manchester United fans, stop dreaming.
Pep Guardiola has ruled himself out of the running to replace David Moyes at Old Trafford.
The Telegraph claimed United would make ‘discreet moves’ to see if the Spaniard could be lured from Bayern Munich this summer, after Moyes was dismissed after just 10 months in charge on Tuesday.
But Guardiola told a press conference ahead of this week’s Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid that he wanted to remain in Bavaria for two more years.
“I am here. I am Bayern and I want to stay two more years to finish my job. We won the Bundesliga but I feel the team can improve and make better,” the former Barcelona boss said (quotes via the Guardian).
“I know perfectly the style of the Spanish league and to change to Germany was not easy for me and I need more time to feel this is really my team.
“I feel absolutely Bayern is my team but I feel we can play better and improve. In that sense I feel I have work to do and that’s why I want to stay more here. I am comfortable here and the people are gentle in my work.”
Bayern’s press officer reiterated Guardiola’s stance:
Bayern press officer comes in after Pep to say “Tell the people in England there is no chance” [of Guardiola taking Man United job].
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) April 22, 2014
Ryan Giggs will take charge of United’s final four matches of the campaign, with Louis van Gaal favourite for the permanent job.
The Dutchman will step down from his post as Netherlands boss after this summer’s World Cup.
Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund has also ruled out a move to Manchester United.