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Chelsea and Manchester United on alert as managerial target makes decision on future

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that he has reached a decision over his future, but has refused to share it with the media.

The 44-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League at the end of the current campaign, with his contract with the Bundesliga champions set to expire.

While the club have been putting pressure on him to make a decision in order to allow them time to make alternative arrangements if necessary, the Spaniard revealed that he has discussed it with them and reached a conclusion.

“Kalle [Rummenigge] knows absolutely everything,” Guardiola said, as reported by Sky Sports.

“The club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and I have said time and time again that we will say something after our final game in Hannover, and that’s how things are going to stay. I’m just focusing on Hannover. I’ve been watching their games.”

It is believed that an announcement will be made on either Sunday or Monday, but with Guardiola returning to his homeland for Christmas, he is unlikely to be in attendance when the decision is revealed.

After Chelsea opted to sack Jose Mourinho this week, it remains to be seen what their long-term plans are while Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with an interest in the former Barcelona boss.

If it is revealed that Guardiola will be leaving Germany next summer, then it will likely spark a battle between the Premier League trio to land him, provided that the Manchester clubs are unhappy with their current set-up at the end of the season.

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