Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City target Pep Guardiola has confirmed earlier today that he wants to manage a Premier League club and has received a few offers already.
All three Premier League giants are looking to appoint a new manager next season and Guardiola is on top of their list.
The Bayern Munich manager claimed that he is ready for a new challenge and will come to England next season. He also confirmed that he is yet to agree on a deal with any club, despite receiving offers.
He said: “I need a new challenge and I want to use that chance to be a manager in England”.
“I want to experience the atmosphere in England and I look forward to [working at] the stadiums there. I am 44 and it is the right time. There are offers but I haven’t signed for anyone yet. When I have a new club I will let everyone know”.
“The atmosphere in the Bayern squad is super and I will do everything I can to keep it that way. I will give my absolute best until the end. If I was 60 or 65 I would have stayed, but I think I am too young. It was a dream, it is a dream. I am very grateful to Bayern for this huge opportunity.”
Furthermore, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has confirmed to Sky Sports that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is desperate for Guardiola’s services and will offer a blank cheque if that is what is required.
Chelsea have appointed Guus Hiddink as their interim manager for the rest of the season and are looking for a long term appointment in the summer and Guardiola is arguably the best candidate available right now.
Elsewhere, Manchester United and Manchester City are keen to sign the former Barcelona boss as well. It was reported earlier that Guardiola is a target for Manchester United and the Old Trafford outfit are trying to poach him away from under the noses of Chelsea and City.
It will be interesting to see which club Guardiola picks eventually, but there is no doubt that the Bayern Munich manager will be a sensational addition to the Premier League.