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PSG out of the running for Man United managerial target & potential Louis van Gaal replacement

According to reports in Spain, Pep Guardiola is not considering a move to France, in news that will come as a boost to his trio of Premier League suitors.

Having confirmed he will not be sticking around at Bayern Munich—where he is to be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti [ESPN]—Guardiola is set to be the most in-demand coach in world football next summer.

The Spaniard has won two German titles since moving to Bavaria, while his time at Barcelona was marked by major success—he lifted three Spanish championships, two Champions Leagues and two Club World Cups with the Catalan giants.

With Manuel Pellegrini unconvincing at Manchester City, Jose Mourinho axed at Chelsea, and Louis van Gaal overseeing a miserable spell at Manchester United, all three clubs have been linked to Guardiola [Express].

Similarly, PSG are also understood to be monitoring the manager as a potential replacement for Laurent Blanc.

However, according to Sport [as per Le 10 Sport], Pep is not considering PSG as a viable destination for the 2016-17 season, with the main reason being that he considers Ligue 1 to be an inferior league.

There is certainly evidence to suggest that Guardiola’s fears were well founded. The French giants currently sit a whopping 19 points clear of second-placed AS Monaco, and even at the halfway stage of the season, the title race appears to be over.

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