Roman Abramovich’s dream of working with Spain sensational tactician Pep Guardiola may be coming through in the next few months, as the manager has insisted that he will be coaching a premiership team next season.
Although Guus Hiddink is currently in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit, but his reign will be coming to an end at the end of the season.
Guardiola confirmed the news that he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, after three years of successful reign. The German giants has appointed former Chelsea boss Carlos Ancelotti to take over at the beginning of 2016/2017 season.
Speaking to the press for the first time this year, the former Barcelona boss gives reasons behind his decision to leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season, while also revealing his possible next destination.
“The reason I have not extended my contract is simple. I want to manage in the Premier League,” Guardiola said.
“I’ve very happy and grateful to Bayern for the trust they’ve shown me but I need a new challenge.
“When I have a new club, the club will communicate that. At the moment, I can’t say anything else because nothing is fixed.”
Virtually all the Premiership big teams such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in the services of the Spaniard.
However, it is believed the Citizens are leading the race for Guardiola given his close links with club directors Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano from his time at Barcelona.
The stylish manager won two UEFA Champions League Cups with Barcelona during his days at Camp Nou and he is currently on the race for the third trophy with Bayern Munich.