Bayern Munich exec knows where Pep Guardiola will manage next

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Despite the news that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola will leave the German giants at the end of the 2015-16 season, the multiple-time championship-winning manager has yet to reveal where he plans to resume coaching in the 2016-17 season. Though his plans are, for now, a closely-guarded secret, at least one person within the Bayern Munich organization appears to know where he’ll end up.

‘I think I know where he is going,’ Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told a German newspaper [per Daily Mail]. ‘But I want to leave the announcement to him or his new employer.’

‘At the Christmas party two weeks ago he came to me, he told me that he was looking for a new challenge and almost apologised. It was clearly difficult for him, I’m not disappointed in him.

‘I could see that Guardiola had really grown to love Bayern and its fans.’

Bayern Munich will name former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti as Guardiola’s replacement once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Chelsea and Manchester United have both been named in relation to the former Barcelona manager’s next destination, but Manchester City appear to have the inside track.

Guardiola has won 19 titles between Barcelona and Bayern Munich in fewer than seven full years as a manager.

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